We can’t believe we just celebrated our 38th anniversary or that I haven’t written a post in a few months! I’ve written a dozen – in my mind…it seems the Lord spurs me on to write and somehow, life just gets in the way!
So let’s look at the month of April (August is my second favorite) as it is such an important month for us! And no coincidence, our Pastor started a sermon series titled, “Thanksgiving in April!”
I frequently post a status on FaceBook and for the month of April, I told all that this is by far my favorite month – and I am sure it is also Bill’s-although he does love October as we take a motorcycle trip for his birthday every year!
I am thankful for people God puts in my life who model Him for us! So as I think of the word, “thankful” I remember a very dear friend, Ruby Wolfe! She was the most thankful person I ever met! So fitting, she went home to the Lord on Easter Sunday in 2011 – in April! We met her in early 2005 and saw her nearly
every Sunday and at any special events put on at church. She always looked fabulous and loved to talk about her golf games and how she was still walking two miles every morning (she had bragging rights as she was 92 years old!) Whenever I would ask her how she was, she ALWAYS replied, “I am so thankful!” That was her legacy. And in the end, we learned she had bone cancer – a very painful disease, but yet, she still said she was thankful and didn’t want to complain! Her obituary is worth a read as she was such a special person: Ruby Wolfe. We remember her every Sunday as we see her lovely daughter, Judy with her loving husband and from time to time, her children and grandchildren visit with her!
Our love for the month started on April 11, 1975 when we were married! What a great day it was as we know the Lord brought us together! Bill was from the Pittsburgh area, but had been living in Jacksonville, Florida and I was from the Tidewater area of Virginia. We met in Washington, DC – after we both had joined a traveling ministry called Christ is the Answer!
Sadly, we just didn’t fully understand love and marriage and after 13 years, we divorced.…but our Lord did not leave us although we had left Him…..He brought us back together and that is the whole purpose of this blog, to share how He works in marriages if you really want to know the truth about love and marriage! It was the first institution God ordained and it is how we procreate and build more families and marriages! But this topic today is not going there!
So the next GREAT April event was the birth of our daughter, Jessica. While we now live states apart, we have only missed celebrating her birthday with her two or maybe three times. We make it a point to get together as we love and cherish her!
And now, the most current April event, we just learned sex of our first grandchild, not due until August 24! Bill wants to be surprised, so we can’t share it with you now! Let’s just say, we pray for the health and well-being of our grandbaby every morning!
So as I close out this blog, I looked back over the last birthday card I sent Ruby. (I have a special occasion card program on my computer so can remember what I previously sent someone. )These were the scriptures that fit her: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
She was always thankful! I pray we will be also! No matter what life hands us….
I kept saving this blog……finally today I got to read it. Now I know why….what a great post and what a great tribute to Ruby and to Bill! Congratulations to both of you!
Thanks Katt! We are amazed everyday by God’s goodness!!!! Well, to put it in better terms, His loving kindness! I just read 2 Chronicles 6-7, Psalm 136 (New American Standard Bible) today and that was the theme!!!