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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cottage on the course

Cozy coffee table

You'll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world.

As I gaze out of my office window at the pine trees and empty golf course, I'm content to be indoors surrounded by the warmth of a fireplace, and my hankie.  Yep, I'm still recovering from the flu.  After three days in bed, I was rejoicing for two days of feeling almost-normal.  Then today the rains came, and my nose began dripping again.  I know when my body isn't normal because I can sleep for two hours during the day--I'm usually a 20-minute cat-napper.  My eyes are a bit foggy but I want to write down a few random thoughts from my cottage on Palmer.

I don't know how your week has been, but mine has been full of ups and downs.  The loss of my Daddy reminds me that the grieving process can catch us off guard.  One moment I'm smiling as I glance at Daddy's picture of when he was a young boy, then a few hours later I open a UPS package to find the watch that he wore.  Through tears, I place it on my left wrist.  And so my days go.  My birthday was a welcome interlude, one that I almost forgot but my family and friends reminded me of with phone calls, cards, and cupcakes.  And then there was the ferocious flu.  My bed was a warm, welcome friend for three days.

I'm not complaining.  I'm hoping you are relating to the ups and downs of life.  Because in the midst of it all, the joy of the Lord is our strength.  Our healer.  Our comforter.  He brings a touch of spring to a rainy, dismal winter's day.

I won't be going to the Golden Hills Garden Club tonight, but I'm planning on some fun-filled days with daughter and granddaughter this week-end.  I'm making a point to read more this year.  I'm reading several good books now: The Circle Maker, We Remember the Holocaust, and for all you new authors, Michael Hyatt's, PLATFORM, get noticed in a noisy world.  So I'm off to a good start.

Here's wishing you smooth sailing and oceans of blessings  ... sniffle, sniffle.

Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. 
Psalm 25:4 NLT