I don’t even know what or how I’m going to write as I begin typing this. It’s just that I read through my past blogs and I miss blogging! Truth be told, I send out a monthly update letter too; tonight I started telling stories in that and I miss that too!
So the first topic (kinda real)….pain. I have talked to a friend here that I’m getting to know better and she’s had a rough childhood…painful childhood. She has a lot of healing to be going on. I have another friend that just had back surgery – he has been in a lot of pain and after surgery had instant relief. He has healing to be going on as well but…he’s on his way. I have a knee that my rheumatologist tells me – ‘this one ain’t going to heaven with you Carol’. I laugh every time he says that and reply ‘At least I’m going to heaven’! That particular knee has been fairly painful this spring so I have some healing to be going on as well.
Second topic…youth. I serve here in Hungary with 2 families; 1 family with 4 daughters…all high school/college age. The other family has 2 boys…2 years and 3 months. WOW – I relive times with my nephews and nieces with these families. Amazing…I love them all! I think oh how much I love the little ones and then I spend time with the teenagers and I love them even more! It just seems like they get better as they get older – I love all the ages! At this very moment I am sitting at a table with the high school girls painting on canvas with acrylic paints. Correction; I’m not painting, these girls are and it is awesome. Same family, same parents, but NOT the same! Amazing – their paintings vary just like their actual beingsJ. I have to give credit to God here…amazing creations!
Third topic…aging. Yes…it is true…prayerfully it happens to all of us. Some are taken young – which breaks my heart. For some reason – this girl that grew up in a tiny town in Oregon but lived most of her life in California (shows the aging part) is aging a bit. It’s crazy…there are some things that kind of stink…like the hot flashes for example. There is one thing that comes with age…experience and again, prayerfully, wisdom with that experience. I have a ways to go but I gotta tell you, various experiences teach like no other and I really like to be a student in this case!
All of this to say…life is rolling, life is waaaay good and God is even waaaaay better!
That’s it….have a great month of May!
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