Friday, December 24, 2010

More Info and Many many thanks

Let nothing disturb you

Let nothing frighten you

All things are passing

God alone does not change

Patience achieves everything

Whoever has God lacks nothing

God alone suffices - St. Teresa
The words above certainly speak to me, and I will be reading them frequently in the months ahead.
I want to thank ALL of you who have sent your love and wishes to me these past few days.  Believe me, I do feel your collective arms around me.  To think that I would receive such support from all across the country would have been inconcievable just a few years ago.  Your friendships mean so much to me now.  The phone never stops ringing, and the house is grand central station.  My kitchen counters are loaded down with food.  My kids are here, and they are taking great care of me.  My mind is so adled, I just tell them to make all the plans, just make sure I'm in the car with them if they go somewhere.  I have bronchitis, so went to the doctor yesterday morning.  The cough syrup makes me very drousy and rummy, so I sleep, which is good.  On the way home from the doc's, I made my son stop at the local furniture store and I bought myself a new glider chair.  I have wanted one forever.  It will be delivered next week.
Now, a few thoughts, I know there are no answers for, I'm just putting them down because writing helps.
Why did he leave me?  Why now?  This man who brightened the days and lives of so many people, but mostly mine.  Was his job here on earth done?  I know he will be an exceptional angel.  He loves doing for others.  I can just suppose God needed him for other work, and knows I am strong enough to carry on here on earth.  I don't feel that strong right now, but I know I am.
That's all.


Pat said...

Oh, my friend....God will give you the strength you need, so lean on Him through your friends and family. You have so many people praying for you.......and we all know prayer works wonders. There aren't words that can give much comfort, but I know you feel the warmth of our prayers and I know that helps you at least a little bit. God bless you and your family always AND all ways.

Gene Black said...

Linda, a quote from Teresa of Avila that always helps me in times where I don't know "why"
All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

I am glad to hear that you are surrounded by physical love and care at this time. I know that the cyber expressions mean a lot also.
Peace be with you.

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

May God wrap his loving arms around you, my friend. My heart is so heavy for you. May you find peace and comfort in the warmth of family and friends. All of your internet friends are here for you and have you in their prayers.


Val said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I could not imagine going through this. But you are right. You are not alone. HE is with you.

Piecefulafternoon said...

We love you!!!!

Sara said...

My thoughts are still with you - and I am glad that your family is there with you to comfort and support you.

Anonymous said...

The answer to your "why" questions may simply be that this was Alan's reward for being such a good person; and being strong enough is a way for you to honor his earthly memory. God bless.

andsewon said...

Always here for ya dear lady bug!

Micki said...

I know that God will give you the strength to face this. Your husband sounded like he was a wonderful man.
I can see that you are blessed with family and friends, and I can only hope that time will heal you.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to read about your husband and wanted to let you know your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Another hug, just because~

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Shasta said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

carolann said...

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the love and support from your family and friends will embrace and comfort you.

Stephanie and Justin Hammer said...

Oh Linda! We are so sorry to hear about this and extremely saddened as well. Let us know if there is any way we can possibly help. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Penny said...

My thoughts and blessings are with you Linda. One step at a time. Another cyber hug. God bless.

John'aLee said...

Just wanted you to know that I am still thinking of you and praying for you in this difficult time. I so wish I lived near so I could come help you. With your animals, bring you food, give you a hug....just something. I actually woke up in the middle of the night thinking about you. My prayers and heart are with you. Please take care of yourself and know we are all lifting you up to heaven in our thoughts and prayers.