Today’s word prompt is: NewSo many things these days are new. My son and I are trying to create a NEW normal. On July 17, our lives were forever changed and now we are trying to keep on keeping on. I miss my husband so much and know that our teen does, too, even if he doesn’t act like it.
We moved to our new house in March. I spent about 7 weeks in the hospital, most of them for my heart infection (endocarditis) and at one point during my 5-week stay my husband was three doors down from my hospital room. It feels like we’ve spent the past 7 years in and out of ERs, doctor’s offices, hospitals and having home health come over.
Now that my husband has gone home to eternal rest, I am making our new house a new home. I’ve been putting some new pictures up, to add color. We’ve rearranged a few things in the house, too. Sold some furniture to friends, had an auction at our old house. Trying to make things new and turning a house into a home is hard work.
I find strength in God. Daily my prayers include asking Him to be at my side, guiding me to make the best decisions for my smaller family of 2. I know that God is here, He always is, always has been. By the cross and resurrection, He gives me new life. New life. New home. The same me and my teen are made new daily through Christ’s love.
Things are not the same; things are new. Thankfully, God is here to guide us.