April 23, 2021. Today has been 8 months since my darling wife went to her eternal reward. It has been and is hard, but I have learned alot. I have learned how important it is to have the love and support of family and friends. We must not forget the blessings of those around us by focusing only on the one we have lost. I was blessed when someone shared the truth that we must also take time to focus on the blessings we received while we were with our loved one, not on what is missing now. Those blessings were numerous.
And of course I have experienced the love and grace of our precious Lord. His presence has been there to help me move on when inside me just wants to curl up and do nothing. And of course I am encouraged as I focus on the blessed promise that one day I will be with Him and Marie because of the loving sacrifice of our blessed Savior. I look forward to that day. Please pray that as long as God chooses to leave me here, I can say like Paul, "For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain." (Phil. 1:21). Thank You all for your faithful prayers and support for myself and our family.