Posted by: Judy | July 3, 2013

Follow up from yesterday…

Yesterday’s post over at Grace Beyond Grace was the daughter’s reflection. Today’s it was the wife’s.

This is a love I will never understand, but it is also the kind of love I’ve dreamed of all my life.

I’m 50 years old.

My hope for finding such a love is long dead. There are simply things I do not grasp. Lessons I needed to learn when I was a child and never did. Sometimes, it is too late.

This is why it’s important to not delay making the changes, to not dawdle or dither, to not procrastinate.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I sensed to the depths of my soul God taught me to be alone for a reason. Everything in my life for so many years burned into the fabric of my soul honed my skill to be alone. It was never what I wanted, but life is like that.

I am grateful beyond words for Lynn’s ability to paint so clearly a picture she graciously grants me the privilege of glimpsing through her eyes for a moment, enough to assure me such love is possible. It matters not at all it will never be mine because what matters is simply that it exists. We are all given gifts. How ungrateful I would be to lament being denied one gift when I’ve been given so many others. God kindly lead me to Lynn so I could know, not for myself but through accepting her offering, love is real and lives on beyond this realm.


  1. In heaven there will be no feelings of loss. It’s why I yearn so much for it.

    • ((Mary))

  2. Judy, your words bless me and sadden me all in one breath. I truly believe our lives are scripted to not just take us through our lessons, but to be of service with love to others. More than anything… I believe we are not meant to run alone. With your words you are healing yourself and others… and with your words you have encouraged me beyond what I have words for… except these: “Be still, and know that I am God.” You are held and loved every moment. Believe.

    • That is one of my favorite verses. Thank you for the reminder, Lynn, and for being a blessing in my life.

  3. People fall in love at every stage of life. Yours might be around the corner. You just never know! It just might be that God will fulfil this desire of your heart in his own time.

    • ((PJ))

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