Ultimately, the words of wisdom that she shared with me were,
"Grief takes as long as it takes. There will come a day that this will not hurt as badly as it does today."
I know. So I will live through today and wait for someday.
I just need to make sure I don't miss the joy that does exist here and now. Because I have learned that someday could be a long time waiting. And life is happening right now.
Joy for today:
- 3 healthy sons
- a surprise Easter basket for me and the boys left at my house by a friend
- school zoo trip tomorrow with L
- dinner tomorrow night with a friend and his kids
- it's pay day
- a friend from church who just ended her phone conversation with me by saying "you're awesome!"
1 Peter 1:6-7 (New Living Translation)
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.
So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.