"The Royal Court of Tea Sisters.")
The New Year has brought with it new strains and stresses to which we are adjusting to.
I am not sure about you but normally when the old year is near the end, I am very glad to get off with it like a stinky old pair of shoes my kids had been wearing.
However, this year I wasn't that anxious to do so. I guess because I knew there were/are some new challanges that are/were due to arrive as soon as that New Year came into play. And some that we hadn't probably even anticipated.
It's now just the 9th day into 2011.
And so now here we go.....like a snowball down a hill, there's no stopping the New Year and the new ordeals.....come what may...we are on this ride.
For at least 365 days anyway......."the good Lord willing."
Upon the arrival of this New Year.....we've encountered the fact that my good friend Diane's husband is fading fast. He's been ill with a life threatening issue. Now that time has come for him to prepare to exit the planet. His 2011 will be over before we even get strongly into it, and he will begin a new chapter in eternity.
It's alright though really, because we know where he is headed.
We are comforted with the fact that where he is going, it is a much more wonderful, and glorious, place than here on this crazy earth where he's lived all these years.
It's just the pain, and discomfort, that he is suffering on his part that is nearly unbearable on all of us.
Not counting the terrible heartache of his parting from his of his wife of nearly 40 years, our dear friend Diane, that makes this all so hard.
Please do pray for her.
She's very tired and this battle isn't over yet..she's got a few rough days ahead yet.
I for one will be back here soon.