Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? Not a very catchy, uplifting title, is it? And after such a long pause without any posting one would think I’d have something to write about that’s more uplifting and cheery. You’re probably wondering where we are and what we’ve been up to since either one of us has last written.
We have been staying at the house in TX for the past few months getting in our yearly exams and both of us receiving physical therapy. Nick’s shoulder (we thought rotator cuff issues) showed improvement once he started pt. Now if you’re praying for us, please pray that he continues the pt instructions, so that his shoulder continues to improve and feel better. I got pt for a stiff neck (hold your snickers and laughter). Those of you who know me are probably thinking that pt isn’t gonna help my stiff neck! Anyway, that’s been our routine since the new year started-doctors and therapy and enjoying the friendship and peace in our house at the Village.
We are currently on the road again. We get antsy after a while and feel more comfortable traveling, so we are! We are currently sitting in a delightful campground that has the constant songs of birds. It’s wonderful. That and hearing their little feet tap-dance across the roof. There’s a family of quail that visits and gives me ideal opportunities to take their pictures. Of course, I do.
And that brings me to the subject of pictures. It’s hard as we travel to upload photos like we used to do. Lots of bandwidth used, so that’s one hindrance. Then there’s us going to the “dark side” as my daughter said when we both switched to Macs. There’s a huge learning curve that must take place. Nick’s not happy with office products for a Mac, and I struggle with photo storage and editing to say nothing of posting. Hence, no pics for a while.
So, you’re caught up. And back to that “Alone” title. We were driving along the highway in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere. There’s nothing no matter which direction you look. Totally desolate. Lots of scrub brush, cactus and tumbleweed, but no houses, cars, factories, structures, nothing. If not for Nick beside me, I’d be alone. And I am reminded that I’m never truly alone. When I walk alone in life, I am choosing to walk alone. I did at certain points in my life, but it was a choice I made. If we are a follower of Jesus Christ, we are never alone. Since my first husband passed away, a verse from Isaiah has been the reminder to me that I truly am never alone. I sign my emails with the following verse:
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Feeling lonely? Feeling isolated? Reach out to Jesus! He loves you and loves hearing from you anywhere, anytime.
Boo (with Nick)