I have been blessed beyond measure.
The past few weeks without Dan have been a struggle for me, and I am grateful to be surrounded by a church family and friends who are sensitive to that and who have loved on me even more to make up for the sadness in my heart.
I am grateful for the coworkers who step out of character to be supportive and sensitive to me in my time of need.
I am grateful for my family of friends here in Macon, who take time out of their busy schedules to remind me that I am loved.
I am grateful for my ever-growing relationship with Christ, Who never ceases to teach me more and more about Himself.
I am grateful for Dan, who brings me more happiness than I thought possible of any human being. I am grateful for the laughter, tears, and quiet moments. I am grateful for his spiritual journey and its place in my own.
I am grateful for Christ, Who continues to remind me of Himself. I have been praying that neither Dan nor I would forget Him, and He has answered that prayer in the most obvious ways. I am grateful for the way He has changed my everyday life and for the way He speaks to my deaf, imperfect, insensitive self in more obvious ways that I might be more aware of Him in every moment of my day.
I said goodbye to my friend, Steebo, for the next year as he goes to do the Lord's work at my favorite place on earth, Crooked Creek Ranch in Colorado. I am happily envious of him and all God's children whom he will have the privilege of serving at the camp where so many of my girls have met Christ in a different way. I pray for Jaymie as she is separated from Steebo in a more intense way than I am separated from Dan. I pray that they would keep God at the center of their relationship because, as I told her, when you keep Christ at the center of your relationship you don't need luck!
All of these things and more are on my heart tonight as I relax after work. I pray that God would speak to all of us clearly in our struggles and make Himself obvious to us so that we can learn to trust and delight in Him.