Isabella is none the worse for wear from her inoculations last week. Himself and I survived, too!
As I sit here, waiting for Bells to go to sleep so I can take a shower with the confidence that she will do herself no harm, I am thinking about the role Spaces has in my life. Originally, I began this blog with trepidation and great anticipation of what would come to pass. I wondered if I would have visitors and who they would be. Would I be bothered by trolls? Did I still have the ability to put thoughts into words?
Well, I have been blessed by the people I have met these past seven months. You are a varied group. Each of you speaks to a different part my personality. Some of you are artists. Some are parents. Some of us visit each other from different continents. Several are veterans and a couple are serving our country right now. It is a very exciting journey I have been honored with. Once again, I thank you for letting me be a part of your lives.
As for "It is Well"…have you ever heard the hymn "It is Well With My Soul?" It was written long ago by a man whose children were lost on an ocean journey. His wife cabled him to let him know and he got on a ship to join her. As he crossed the area where his children perished, he wrote the words to this touching hymn. "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way. When sorrows, like sea billows, roll. Whatever my lot He has taught me to say, ‘It is well. It is well with my soul.’" I may not have gotten the words exactly right but I think you get the gist.
The composer never doubted that His God was still on His throne. He didn’t blame God for the death of his cherished children. I have had some sea billows roll in my life lately. Actually, they are little waves in comparison to the author of the hymn. Still, it is well with my soul. Never once have I questioned the Lord’s presence during these tumultuous times. Without a shadow of a doubt I know He is sustaining me. "His mercies are new every morning" and I have the hope of brighter days.
Not to worry. All is well and will be better once I take care of a few niggling problems (interesting word, niggling). I grow stronger each day knowing I am loved.
I wish you well, gail