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Topic: In and Out (04/30/09)
By Beth B
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Today, I visited with a dear friend over an herbal tea and a shared blueberry muffin at the local coffee shop. I am amazed at how easily we converse. We immediately pick up where we left off at from our last visit. She is more than a friend; she is a sister in every sense of the word although we are not blood-related. Thank you for bringing her into my life and for our common interests. Lord, I pray that we will share many more years of “friendship.”
I stopped by our public library to return children’s books and to select more. It brought comfort to see familiar employees’ faces as I checked out new books. While there, I learned the library manager had passed away over the weekend. I was saddened by this news. She was always ready to lend a hand with my genealogical search and take a few minutes just to visit. Her illness and passing had happened so quickly. Thank you for bringing her into my life; however brief it was.
Recently, my husband pruned and fed our rose bushes. I have enjoyed watching our first red rose bush grow and bloom. It is so large and beautiful. Thank you for the beauty of your creation. You are a God of creativity. I’m grateful for the rain you’ve sent. We don’t usually receive much in May. We need it, so thank you. But as it rained, I watched the rose droop more and more. Today, I found the petals on the ground. Thank you for allowing me to share in its beauty for the past few days. I’ll look with anticipation as our other rose bushes bud and bloom.
I remember when my husband, yelled, “come quick,” as I ran down the hall to the kitchen. I joined in the stare. There before our eyes were three deer, in the field across the street. Although deer can be seen in our county, we don’t often see them in our neighborhood. They left as quickly as they came.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I pray for two dear friends whose mothers recently passed away. Comfort them. Console all who will be motherless this day. May treasured memories bring a smile and warmth to their soul.
Thank you for all those who have touched my life, whether large or small, or for a brief or extended period of time. All have left an imprint on my heart: some positive and some negative. But all have provided a learning experience.
I thank you for your promise: “never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” No matter who comes in or goes out of my life, one will always remain - YOU!
Hebrews 13:5 NIV
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