Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Back Home In My Cozy Little Abode

It's me again Joe.  My first day back home after spending two weeks with my sister  was full of appointments and errands. Then in the afternoon I attended the memorial service for your aunt Sally.  It was nice to have Kelly sitting beside me and your cousins around me.
After the memorial service I decided to drive up to Willamette National Cemetery to see if your Marker had been set.  I had already made up my mind that I wanted to see it by myself first. I knew it wasn't going to be easy and it wasn't.  A biting cold, windy day and seeing your name on that stone marker was a reality check. If I hadn't accepted your being gone before (which I have) I sure did at that moment. I'm so glad there was no one around because the tears, and anguish crying and groans came from deep within and was not quiet. Out of all of that was a very private closure I needed. 

Today was a new day. More errands to run. One of them was a stop at Bob's Red Mill. You know how I love those healthy muffins.... On the way out one of the clerks told me to stop by the wheel and look at the plaque. I guess it's been there for awhile but I hadn't seen it before.

I'm sorry it is so light. My hands were full and I took it with my phone. I loved Uncle Wesley. You know He was such an encourager to us while your mom lived with us. 

I have a little book I keep by my bedside entitled BEDSIDE BLESSINGS by Charles Swindoll. Last night was especially meaningful to me. 
"Our Part"...Trust God whole-heartedly, in every corner of life, recognizing that He is the one in charge.

"His Part"..."He will make your paths straight," or "even".In other words, He will smooth out your path. He'll take care of each of those obstacles on the trail ahead of you.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart.....He will make your paths straight
Proverbs 3: 5-6
So that's one of my words I'm working on right  I was thrilled this morning when I turned the key in the motor home and it started right up. The generator took a little priming, I think cause it was so cold, but on the 2nd try it started right up too. Now I'm TRUSTING the Lord to find the right person to buy it (sooner than later) 

Bye For Now


I'll love you for ever and for always
Your Betty Girl