33

It is real

They say love is blind.

I disagree.

Infatuation is blind.

Love is all-seeing and accepting.

Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times.

Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect.

Love is strong and it strengthens because

it is real.

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little girls soften their dad’s hearts

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

Anne Sexton

A Good News Report: The triumph of forgiveness.

My Uncle passed away recently. He was my father’s youngest brother, as well as the sibling he was the closest with. I went to the funeral home to pay my respects and I visited with relatives I had not seen in many years – probably since the last funeral!

It was good to be with my dad’s family and I appreciated the warm affection they extended toward me.

My own father passed away at the age of 45. Struck by an underage DUI driver he suffered a massive brain injury and died some many months later from multiple complications. The irony is that my father was (himself) an alcoholic. The police report indicated both individuals shared fault in this tragic accident. Witnesses reported my father walked out into oncoming traffic after leaving a nearby bar; and while not sustaining any physical injuries, the young girl behind the wheel suffered her own terrible consequences.

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60/40

I knew!

I knew it!

I just knew it!

I knew there was something

significant

occurring

that God was trying to reveal!

And it was not merely a reminder that close to 60% of the year is already over.

(Yes, officially, on August 8, 2019, only 40% of the year will be remaining!)

Thus far 2019 has been for me personally,

and for my family,

a lot of puzzle-pieces fitting together,

wounds healed,

love shared,

and a lot of two-by-fours hitting us upside the head!

Giggles.

This entire year God has been using

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