Michael and I spent several wonderful days aboard Royal Carribean's Enchantment of the Seas as we celebrated Hearts at Home's 15-year anniversary as well as our own 20-year wedding anniversary. We had a great time amidst friends and new acquaintances. If you get a chance check out the slideshow. Here's one of my favorites from the last night dancing. Nope, its not me. :)
I was reading the story of
Joshua. You remember him I hope. God used him to bring the Israelites to the Promised
Land after Moses was taken from them. I picked up the story near the end of
Joshua’s life where he was retelling the Israelites about all that God had done
for them, reminding them God has fought for them and had brought about
every promise leaving nothing undone (Joshua 23:14).
Then Joshua admonishes them to “fear
God and worship Him in total commitment” (Joshua 24:14 MSG). He tells the
Israelites to choose who they will serve, reminding them that just as God has
been for them, He will be against them if they break their covenant of
commitment to God. Every one of them
committed that day to worship only God.
Flip a couple of chapters
ahead and you find Judges recounting the same story of the covenant Joshua had
set up with the Israelites just before he died.
What we see is that the generation that made the covenant kept their commitment
but the next generation broke the c…
The word bittersweet has bounced around in my mind all this week. It seems to sum up best the emotions I'm feeling today. In a way, it sums up much of what has transpired in my life in the past three years.
Two months ago my husband, Michael was in his second motorcycle accident within a one month period while living 1,000 miles from me (bitter) attending his dream school of becoming a Harley Davidson motorcycle mechanic (sweet). He's been home recovering (sweet) and now it's time for him to return to school (bitter).
And so the ping-ponging of emotions go as they run their course within me.
I have held on the past two months delighting in having Michael present once again in our home. I have watched him gain strength and regain his mental cohesiveness following the accident that left him with several broken ribs, a broken and surgically repaired ankle, and a head injury. Though not fully recovered he is in a good place to return to school and complete the dream.