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Love Letters

I ran across some letters from Robert as I was talking to Bobby D. about real love and commitment. He had a few questions on the topic… I assured him that we don’t have to figure anything out, that we just have to trust God. He works it all out for us ( whatever IT is…) We just have to be obedient and draw close to him….

It made me think of how Robert and I got together; how the Lord totally hooked it all up without our help.
I wanted to share with him my proposal letter which I apparently put in a safe place which remains to be unknown at the moment. So I opted for another letter that he wrote to me two months before we were married.

So the letter… He talked about a lot of things; our upcoming union and the importance of putting Christ first… How so many people got it wrong because the focus was on them and not Christ. There was a lot of good stuff in it… And then he ended the letter with this…

“Well baby, I really miss you and I do really love you. You know you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. I encourage you to be strong and keep the faith as you live life as unto Christ Jesus. I’m going to go now, but not forever. Take care and God bless. For His glory, Love, Robert. (Your Hooter for life)

He’s still ministering to me…
I became just a bit weepy as I read the letter out loud to my son. My intent was to show him that the focus of any relationship would have to be Christ to be a successful and fulfilling one. He commented after hearing the whole letter from my then fiancĂ© that he never knew that his Dad was so romantic…

I had to smile at that…
Oh if he only knew!
Robert was very much the romantic!
I read him a poem that he wrote me and I saw my son’s face light up with admiration.

Surprisingly, I wasn’t sad.
It made me miss him a little,
but more than anything, it made me feel very grateful to have been loved by this extraordinary man.
It made me smile.
And that; well, that’s a very good thing.
I like the idea of smiling when I think of him as opposed to crying.

We had an amazing marriage,
forged by God… And it was good.
God did that, and I trust him with the rest of my life. Whether alone, or with someone in the future, I’ll leave that up to God; who by the way,
knows what’s best for me…
He got it right the first time,
so I think he knows what he’s doing, and I really do trust and love him.

I don’t know what you’re going through.
I don’t know your struggles…
But God does.
I would encourage you to give it to him. Back off and trust him and watch him do something amazing in your life.

He’s calling us all to a closer relationship with Him. He desires intimacy with those that he loves.
Life can be hard.
But it is impossible without God.
Trust him;
I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Be blessed friends…


Thoughts of Him…

Heard a song that made me think of you. Cried just a little bit on the way home from church..

“I will walk beside you
Good and bad times
Busk the streets for spare change
I’ll hold the sign
Though the storms may blow down
All that we own
I will not be homeless
You are home

Through it all
I’ll go down to the bottom
with you
They can take it all away
But I’ll be alright with you
As long as you are by my side
I’ll be okay
I’ll be alright
With you”
-Tricia Brock

Turned up the music so the littles couldn’t hear me…
That’s what I always believed. I’d be alright as long as you were here with me. So what do I do now? I keep imagining you here, as if I could wish you here and erase this bad dream.

On a normal day, you would have called me to see if we were on our way home…
You would have asked about the party… And we would have laughed about something or other… You would have kissed me goodnight when I got home and tell me not to stay up too late…

I miss those kisses before work and when you got home first thing; for sixteen years without fail.

Lord help me… I don’t know how to stop missing him. I know that God has something for me to do. I know I have a purpose.

Now, I have to apply those words to Christ… “As long as you are by my side, I’ll be okay, I’ll be alright… With you…
Help me Father to be okay with the plan you’ve chosen for my life….

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