Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year


It's a new year, a new day, a new life, a new..... hmmmm, let's see, what else is new.
Two 1/2 weeks ago Elbert and I would have celebrated our 61st anniversary.

One week ago I got through the first Christmas without him.

Today I prayed for guidance, 'Please, Lord, just show me the path I must follow'. And, He answers prayers... already... That's fast, Lord? Was I that desperate that You put me on Speed Answer!!

I'll sit down sometime this afternoon and start a new 'yearly' journal. My life is pretty well documented on those pages in cheap black and white composition books. You'd think I'd write my 'doings' in a fancy journal but my life is what it is, fancy paper or no.

Tomorrow I will start a new schedule, a new outlook, a new way of thinking and try to keep myself busy for the next few days. You see, it will be a year ago on Jan. 3rd that I lost my sweetheart. Lord, just get me through this week and then I think I can make it through the rest of my life.

On Friday the 6th I will celebrate my 78th birthday. Life goes on. I am ready, Lord. Just keep showing me the way.


Nancy said...

Thinking of you as the 3rd nears. I admire your positive outlook and strength. Thank you for sharing your journey.

rkbsnana said...

I will have you uppermost in my prayers on the 3rd. Wasn't your man handsome? And you so pretty on your 8th anniversary and just as lovely today.

Stacey said...

Thinking of you and praying for a good New Years for you!! I will definitely be keeping you in prayer this week. Jan. 19 will be 4 years that my dad passed away. Early Happy Birthday!! What a blessing 78 years of life is!! And I love your anniversary picture. I thought for sure it was your first year picture, you both look like kids. :) It's precious! Looking forward to hearing more of what the Lord is showing you and teaching you this year! Happy New Year!

Carolyn said...

You have amazing strength and faith, just keep taking it one moment at a time and your faith will see you through. Enjoy your blog. Happy Birthday! Love and prayers, Carolyn

Dolores said...

I'll be thinking of you this're positive attitude and determination gives me hope.......

Beautiful anniversary picture!!!!!!

Marie said...

You did so well through these past weeks, Mom! I have been so very proud of you. You have a lot of great things to remember, and each anniversary of Dad's passing will be easier than the last. God's grace will see you through it all.