Good morning, honey,
The sun is shining brightly this morning, and the birds are singing. There are lots of flowers blooming outside. You know how I love spring! A morning like this warms my soul. God gave us such a beautiful earth. What beauty you must be enjoying in Heaven! I praise the Lord for His wonderful love and goodness! While feeling this joy, I realize that I have a still, small sadness trying to creep inside my soul. May 10th keeps popping into my head. Yes, we would have been celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary this week! Even before I realized it, this sadness was creeping in. However, this year I can say that I have sadness, not sorrow. Last year I felt very sorrowful. There is a difference between the two feelings, and I am so thankful that God has brought me through the deepest of the waters and I am now on the shoreline.
I can’t help but think, “How nice it would have been to have if we could have been together and one day celebrated our 50th wedding Anniversary.” But then my thoughts turn around to realize that to be in God’s will is the only way to have real happiness. You are now in “fullness of all joy” forever. Psalm 16:11 says, ” …in thy presence is fulness of joy….” However, I know that this verse applies to me also. As I read this entire verse, ” Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore,” I take these words to heart. If I strive to live daily in His presence, I can always have that joy He promises.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, ” For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” I am very thankful that God allowed me to have you for my husband. Our marriage was not perfect, as no one’s is. But we loved each other deeply. I know that God fulfilled His purpose for you down here on earth, and He now has a further purposefor me. He gave me those precious married years, but He has a plan for me now as a widow. I strive daily to walk in His will and to be sensitive to His plan for me now.
Thank you, honey, for choosing me as your wife and for being by my side all those years we had together. You are still my hubby.
We may not live together any more, but my heart is still tied to yours. I love you very much.
Yours forever, Kathy