How do I even begin to talk about a day that brings such mixed emotions?
Sadness at the years of what could have been and can never be recaptured.
Joy that he is free from pain and sickness.
Thankful that God led us to reconciliation.
Sadness that our new-found relationship ended too soon.
Wistfully watching dads and daughters interacting.
So joyful that he is with Jesus now.
And so incredibly thankful that I have a Heavenly Abba who loves me. (more…)
Recently I’ve been writing a little bit about working out… or my lack thereof. I am happy to report that my lack has ended. I have finally gotten myself motivated and have been walking in the evenings. Well, maybe it should be classified as more of a hike (I should invest in a walking stick!). The neighborhood that I live in is very short, so I have been going across the street to the next neighborhood to walk their roads. You can easily get a 5-mile walk in their subdivision… if you want to walk straight up the steepest hill inhabited by people this side of the Mississippi, that is.
I walked this subdivision last fall with a friend before going to Israel, to get in good touring shape. Thankfully, I have since found a second way to the top of the hill. Instead of going straight up the whole way, this way winds its way up the side of the hill… or shall I say “mountain”. It is still intense, but much easier on my shins! (more…)