Life is good.....
because God is good!
Sitting here on my stoep on this Sunday morning it just comes to me again.
We tend to be so caught up in our everyday lives of strife and struggle that we completely miss the blessings He pours out on us everyday. Those everyday miracles that we just take for granted.
The beauty of a wonderful song that lifts your spirit to the high heavens....
The soft touch of a cat nuzzling your cheek to get attention, simply because you are her special human...
The wonder of friends the world over who share your thoughts and feelings no matter how far or long away....
As I sit here early in the morning, listening to the wonderful, gentle music of Pieter Coffee, with the smells and sounds of the Bushveldt enfolding me, all the ugliness and pain of a world gone crazy just fades away, and I am anewly (is there such a word?) convicted of the absolute love and presence of a mighty God whose plans we do not always understand, but who also never makes mistakes.
God is good.....
Life is good!
I promised a catch-up and this is the quickest and less painful way to do it.
No Pulitzer Prize expected!
(Not a year that wants to be remembered!)
Dreadful illness of a husband.
Loss of a sister-in-law.
Loss of a brother-in-law.
Loss of a friend who did not deserve to die so tragically!
Loss of no less than 7 co-workers. Three of them friends.
Change in working conditions (...not good)
Change in own health (...also not good)
Change in family circumstances (...but happy to report that the Little Eagle is soaring)
Major decision (...good!). After being out and out a career person for 30 years, I have decided to request a severance package from my employer. Circumstances over the past couple of years have just changed so much for the worse that I no longer have the dedication and loyalty required for what I do.
(Now this will be a year that wants to be remembered!)
My brother lost his little 2 year old great grandson in February when he just did not wake up after a surgical procedure.
Two well-loved young people of our town - on their way home to celebrate their engagement - dies in a horrendous vehicle accident.
The beginning of 2012 has been postponed till tomorrow!
PS: Moses and John had to stay in the wilderness for 40 years to prepare them. I hope I will learn a lot faster.