A Day Off Is Good Now and Then

July 29, 2009 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

Today we drove into San Francisco to visit the couple whose wedding Dan performed last year.  She is a great Russian cook…and knowing that I miss all the good salads and whipped cream cakes, she prepared a banquet for us!  It is always special to be with them because they are so kind, so considerate.

I could not help but think, “Dan would have enjoyed seeing their apartment.  It is so tastefully decorated.”  “Dan would have enjoyed this feast.”  They live near the hospital where Dan spent so many days.  Being in that area brought up painful memories and deep feelings.  But this is the life of a widow.  Challenging feelings come – I’m never ready for them.  God helps me get through it by surrounding me with compassionate people, and by remembering His promises to help me carry my burdens.

When trials come your way, I hope you will remember this.  “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast your anxiety upon Him because He cares for you.  Be self controlled and alert.  Your enemy, the Devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone he may devour.” I Peter 5: 6-8  — Anne

Russian layered salad with cucumbers, mushrooms, chicken, onion, cooked plums, sour cream...yum, yum!

Russian layered salad with cucumbers, mushrooms, chicken, onion, cooked plums, sour cream...yum, yum!

fresh sliced tomatoes with grated havarti cheese, garlic.  So good!

fresh sliced tomatoes with grated havarti cheese, garlic. So good!

notice the baked mashed potatoe/ground meat topped with a quail egg, beside the Korean carrot salad.  Seasoned "just right!"

Notice the baked mashed potatoe/ground meat nest topped with a quail egg, beside the Korean carrot salad. All seasoned "just right!"

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