let us

Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

When I keep my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, the way home is less anxious and less painful. It’s not entirely pain free, but it’s different, more wholesome, even the pain is rich with meaning and purpose.

Being vulnerable and open is a good way to be, but it hurts with intensity sometimes. However, an open heart can receive so much love and beauty. I couldn’t live without being able to have the beauty come inside of me. Despite the pain.

I read a quote about how we are more apt to write our trials in marble and our blessings in sand. I can relate to this.

I want to write a book about the growing-up-into-wisdom-trial I am coming out of. But I also want to throw away every reminder of it.

I am being amazed on an almost daily basis by the ways God shows up for me. When I live with my eyes WIDE open (“I once was blind but now I see”) I see it all PLUS some, and my imagination soars as I contemplate the things I STILL can’t see (yet), but God is doing it. Sort of like the middle of deep woods in the winter, the enchanting beauty there in that secret place that no human will see because it’s too hard to get to it, and yet……..it is there. It is.

None of us are alone in our struggles and hardships. We have each other to get through them.

Although I have felt worthless at times, I do know who I am; a beautiful soul. A lover of people. A faithful wife and a good mama. A friend. I’ve worked hard at living well in these areas. Not to feel good about myself; but because of the joy it brings me to live my life like this. Enjoying.

Overthinking is a good way to become soul-weary.

Living childlike (yet wise) is precious, carefree, and sweet.

I am thankful for my husband, my children, and the children who are about to marry into our family.

I am thankful for the warmth of these spring days. The warmth of this day, and that my cold is almost gone and I have more energy.

I am thankful for the knowledge I can find online at the click of a few buttons. Knowledge is power.

I am thankful for my good health and the peace and contentment within me at this moment.

I am thankful to be blogging.

I love to write here and I have missed it. I haven’t been “myself” (I’ve been becoming more of myself) in several years now, (a stepping away from blogging as I work on other things) but I am starting to gain the energy and desire to do the things I love to do (again…..) so here I am. I love you all, my dear blog friends. So gentle and kind. Let us have fun. Let us enjoy life.

Grace graduated from college on May 1.
Mother’s Day 2021
Brittnee and Jacob had their wedding shower. The wedding is this Saturday, the 22nd.

“Blessed are we who shout: yes! do it! Turn things right side up again!”

you are loved.

13 thoughts on “let us

  1. It was so nice to see your blog post in my inbox today…and I received your encouraging letter, too. I do so love your letters. Please forgive me for not writing back yet. I will! You have such a way with words! I loved this blog post, but mostly just that you are blogging! I love this statement è “I want to write a book about the growing-up-into-wisdom-trial I am coming out of. But I also want to throw away every reminder of it.”

    I have a few of those, too. I can’t even bring myself to even journal about them privately…but maybe it would be cathartic and healing? If you write the book, I’ll be the first to buy it…and if you need someone to carry the books on your book tour, I’ll volunteer. J If someone is mean to you at the book signing, I’ll beat them up for you. Congrats to Grace on graduating and best wishes to the soon-to-be married couple. J Beautiful pics of you all. Can’t wait to see pics of the wedding! Love and Hugs, sweet friend.

  2. Congratulations!! So many wonderful changes. Yours are no less than theirs! So much to say, about this process, but nothing, I’m sure, you haven’t thought through too. Persist!

  3. Best wishes for all the excitement that lies ahead. I too look forward to seeing the wedding photos. Hope the sun shines for you!

  4. “Let us have fun, let us enjoy life”. Yes! Life is not meant to be heavy. I’ll never understand why some people look down on those who choose to enjoy their life.

  5. It is so encouraging to read that you are starting to return to things “once loved.” I have been growing these last few years as well and I have not had the same energy for the pastimes I have enjoyed (reading, crocheting, sewing, journaling). I hope that one day my love for them will return. Congratulations on all the wonderful things happening in your life right now and, as always, thank you for including us. -Chris

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