So often I question God. I sometimes think I am constantly being tested, and I come up lacking in faith and devotion. My life has not been without trials. Some I have (at least in my estimation) handled with grace. Some I have not handled well at all.
With my involuntary hermitage life, on rough days, I am often lonely during the day. On weekends and evenings I go from loneliness to frustration. There are many times my LL and family want to do things. Go to movies, restaurants, my son's shows, meetings, church and shopping. I try to encourage them to go without me. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. When I start feeling sorry for myself and question God, I look at my life and recognize how very lucky I am. Particular incidences and trials make life complicated, but my day to day life is beautifully simple.
Most of the things I enjoy now are things people did 50 yrs ago.
Baking, gardening, and cooking.
Visiting family. Well in this particular picture I don't look like I am having much fun, but I am sitting next to my bro David. So no wonder:)
Spending time outside. I can't get enough of being outside. Fishing, walking, picnicking, and biking. When my body allows me to, you will always find me outside.
By taking a bouquet to their grave to honor them.
God has allowed me, somewhat by force, to have a slow and simple life. So I am trusting in Him, and I thank Him for my day to day blessings.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In every way acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.
Proverbs 3:5 and 6