Tuesday, March 31, 2009
For the past couple of days, the grief has been heavy on my heart and spirit yet again. I know this is normal and have learned to work with the grieving process instead of against it. Still, it is so very painful.
Again, I was so overwhelmed with loneliness and missing my dear husband that I could feel depression hovering over me like a heavy thunderstorm about to erupt. I went through all the stages of crying, being angry, bargaining with God.....it goes on. However, in a short while I did realize what was happening and I began to pray that the Lord would let me rest and would deliver me from the throes of this pain.
Then, something absolutely unexpected and hilarious happened. A precious teenage cousin has graciously accepted me as her friend on Facebook. She posted new pictures of herself and her new beau. I commented that he was a cutie, but I suppose she thought him to be a hunk, huh?
Today, this so sweet young girl sent me a message.....'what is a hunk'?!!! Do ya suppose I'm showing my age girls?! I laughed until I cried and nearly had to make a quick trip to the necessary room! I've got to get out more and get back among teens! I don't want to turn into an old lady!
As though the Lord hadn't already fulfilled His promise to me, I went to check the mail expecting to find the usual daily paper, various catalogs, magazines, BILLS and just what I call 'File 13' mail. But, to my great surprise, what did I find? An envelope from a cyber friend who lives in Florida. I opened the envelope to reveal the cutest hand made package and enclosed was a beautiful charm bracelet with a charm attached with my nickname, 'Di', on it! Now, can you get any better than that?! I was more than thrilled and surprised beyond belief!
What turned out to be a sad and lonely day, the Lord quickly turned into a day of laughter and joy, with an exciting surprise attached! Isn't that just like God?!
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
St. John 16:20