Duct tape and Dancing Shoes

red female shoesDuct tape is my friend; Bungee cords too. The tape holds my downspouts in place and bungee cords keep my fence from tumbling over into the neighbor’s yard.  Sound familiar? I have been employing these tools the past year, while being frugal with my cash.

One of the life-changes that smacked me right in the face was the loss of income following Dave’s death.  Not only was I robbed of my partner, I also lost financial security. Many of your stories are similar to mine. While not a sob-story, they are true facts and things widows must learn to deal with.

For me, it has been almost 3-1/2 years and I am now moving forward, not knowing what that means or what life will look like.  I realize for some it will take longer while others arrive at this spot months sooner.  We are all different, we process differently, and we have unique situations from our past which shape our outlook. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ here.

I am happy to report the house Dave and I purchased for our retirement, right before he became ill, has finally sold.  Not only will my cash flow improve to the point I can begin to plan for tomorrow, but my future feels more secure.  Partly because of this sale, but mostly because I am ready to move forward.  I am anxious to see what God has in store for me in this next season.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,4)

I am putting on my dancing shoes!

Grace ‘n Grins,
Judy