Short & sweet this week folks. Not so sweet actually.
Surrounded by sadness at the moment.
We have a wonderful lady from our church family who is very ill with cancer. What a blessing she has been and although we will celebrate her homegoing for her sake, we will miss her!! Just a matter of time...
My sister-in-law's dad who had a lung removed due to cancer less than a year ago now has cancer in the other lung and it has come back to the cavity where the removed lung had been. Again, a matter of time.
Today, my extreamly funny and very tender hearted uncle has died leaving his wife of 54 years, my aunt behind. My aunt is not well either.
Life is short folks. Tell those you love that you love them and tell them often. If you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior don't be shy in sharing the gift of salvation as you never know who needs to hear the good news and if you'll get a chance to share again.
My heart is very heavy for all of those hurting at this hour. I am filled with sadness, but also filled with the love of God. I am so blessed to know him.
All of these situations bring back the feelings of losing my mother 2.5 years ago so fresh to the surface. It hurts.
I did great last week. Ate well, did 14 miles of exercise. The scale is barely budging though. I am discouraged. This virtual stand still has been going on for quite some time now. I know what I'm doing - I know how to live healthy. I'm eating plenty and eating a balanced healthy diet. I'm exercising to the point of having sweat drip down me and being out of breath. There's nothing more I can do.
Maybe this is it. Size 18 weighing in at... nope, still not brave enough to list the number on the scale. Maybe this is as good as it's gonna get. I guess I have to settle for this. I will keep being healthy but no longer look to and consequently be disappointed week after week at the lack of movement on the scale. What a bugger!!!
No way to sugar coat it people. I'm feeling seriously down. I know it's just for a season though and that I wouldn't appreciate being on the moutain tops if I'm never in the valley.
So I will keep plugging along in this valley knowing that my God is with me and that what's important is that His will be done. Not mine.
Despite the aggrivation, frustration, disappointment and sadness, I will not lose my joy. For the joy of the Lord will be my strength!!!!