Monday, October 6, 2014

When Jesus interrupts your prayer time

Yesterday I was praying and was called several times by my husband, who needed my help with something.

I felt at the time it was like Jesus calling: I need some help!

I would get up and help, then go back to 'prayer.'

This is really a miraculous development for me, who, when I've been 'bothered' during prayer times before would see it as a true interrupting inconvenience and not what it really was: Jesus calling disguised as someone who needed help.

I think many miracles happen everyday, but I am too weak and my vision is too dim to see that they are miracles.

Speaking of miracles, I love swans.

St. Vincent de Paul: "I go from Jesus, to Jesus."



The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Be a saint!  
 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Growing Old

I married older.

By that I mean I married someone older than myself. Not old enough to be my father, which was my limit, but old enough so that now it's difficult growing old.

Let me rephrase: it's difficult for me watching him grow old, without me.

It's very painful watching my spouse go through the pangs of aging, many of which are unpleasant to say the least, and extremely painful to say the most, when I am not feeling them with him.

I feel that in some ways I am feeling them with him, but not in the same way.

I know that more than likely some day, he won't be here with me, and given my genetic structure and current health, I will grow older, alone.

Given the opportunity to go back and choose differently, would I still marry him?

In a heartbeat.

In fact, I'd probably try to hunt him down and convince him to marry me even earlier.

I read the book The Timetraveler's Wife and despite the darkness within the book itself (strong drug use, explicit thematic material), I felt like the person who wrote it somehow knew this type of bittersweet pain.

Here's to all things that age well: wine, some types of cheese and true love.



The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Be a saint!  
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Very Granny Project




I am beginning a casual granny jacket. I've always wanted a granny jacket, and now I shall have one.

"Your wastage of good yarn irritates me." The Queen Cat

The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.