Through the Gate

Mike July 2017 70th birthday trip

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Mike Aug 2017

As we traverse this life, we come upon a variety of gates. Some will open to us, and others will be closed, or even permanently locked to us. We make these choices in life as to which gate we go through, or strive to go through. Will we make our own choices or will we pray and ask the Lord to direct our paths? I believe, even when we chose to go our own way, God isn’t surprised. There are many who make the choice of being single or married – which gate? Do we ask God to lead us? or do we just step through without thought of the long term consequences? I didn’t ‘know’ God at age 19, when I chose to be married. I didn’t ask my parents, I didn’t seek anyone’s counsel. I just made that choice. Little did I realize then, God was guiding me, protecting me. Soon Mike and I will celebrate 51 years of marriage! But mostly, I will celebrate alone. Mike seems to be slipping from me more and more.

Since our outing on Monday, Mike hasn’t wanted to leave the house. He has refused to go anywhere. He won’t go to the store, the library, or even to ride in the car. He just sits at home, reads or watches tv. This morning he slept through a handyman attaching a cabinet to the wall in the office. He finally got up about 10:30 am, saw that our housekeeper was here, and said, “I’m still tired, I’m going back to bed.” And he slept until almost 1 pm. After he got up, he sat in his chair, read for about 20 minutes and popped the lounger back and went back to sleep! (sigh) He finally woke up about 2:30 and had a bowl of granola, then he went to the family room to watch tv.

I am happy to say, I love having Miss Emma come to do light housekeeping for me. She comes every other Saturday, it usually takes her 2 hours to spiff things up and then she’s done. This cleaning from her, helps me so very much. She does the floors especially well, and if I have a specific area I need to have tackled she is very agreeable to help.

I fixed dinner at 4:30, and after Mike ate, he dozed on the sofa for a little bit, then he decided to binge watch Bluebloods, from Season 1. I finally had enough, and said goodnight at 10. It’s been a great day. Have a good evening.

Published by motherpooh

I am a Mom and a Grandma. I like photography, genealogy, scrapbooking, canning, and gardening

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