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As Time Closes In

"I'm not a future seer."

A few years ago, 2017, Bob and I went to a Willy Nelson concert. We took four dogs—Robert, Rocky, Missy and Teddy. Missy and Teddy were “leftover” dogs. One from my mom who passed away December 2016 and my aunt who passed away the year before. I had to (metaphorically) sneak her dog, Missy past Bob and into our arms for everything to happen if I was to honor my aunt’s final wishes. The sneaking failed big time and in church no less. Anyway, that’s another story.

You have to understand. I’m not a fan of country music but I love Willy Nelson.

So, with everyone in tow, we went to see Willy Nelson and Kacey Musgraves who was Willy’s opening act. Wow. She’s amazing. She sang a song with the lyrics, “It is what it is till it ain’t anymore.”

No truer words.

Bob suffered a mini stroke last week as some of you may recall. Well, he had another one yesterday.

If I go silent in fits and starts, please forgive me. Things are slowing down with him. He finds it difficult to walk. He can’t breathe deeply when he walks because the dementia makes him bent over. It’s a thing that happens. It’s all about the failing brain. People with dementia tend to feel like they’re falling backward so they compensate by crooking their bodies forward. Think of the human body turning from its normal erect position into a question mark.

He has a bit more time here, I think. Unless his heart gives out, I think he will be here with me a while longer. How long? That’s anyone’s guess for any of us, isn’t it? I’m not a future seer. I have only faith and trust that God’s hand is in all of this.

Because, if not God then what the hell kind of place would this be?

Anyway, I’m keeping it short today. God bless you all. I’m including this passage because of the message of hope in faith, of seeing a new home, and of love.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. ~1 Cor. 11:13

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