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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 638 - The Vital Lesson {FMF}

I try not to remember.

Yesterday can't shape my future. Sure, there are lessons, but trying to apply them to closely to what happens tomorrow can be a dangerous game.

Just incorporate them into a body of experience and knowlege, and move on.

"...can't shape my future." Who am I trying to kid? As they days go from awful to evil, and the smallest exertion leaves me totally breathless, I likely don't have much in the way of tomorrows.

Nonetheless, it's worth it to preserve the possibilities of even one tomorrow.

And I guess a part of that is coming to terms with what lies behind.

As I look back on my yesterdays
they're not as I had planned,
and I honestly can't find the ways
to make justification stand.
The chances didn't pass me by;
it was I who failed the test
of catching them, not knowing why
it might have all been for the best.
There's grace in truth, so I am told,
but the acquisition's hard
and I shall not be growing old
in cancer's prison-yard.
Facing failure's the last bill to pay,
but freedom's thus bought, and not dismay.

Music from Gordon Lightfoot, with Race Among The Ruins.

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  1. rather true. yesterday cannot shape our future, it hides only the promise of tomorrow.

  2. I often don't know what to say in response to your posts, but I think of and pray for you.

    1. L. Family, prayers are so appreciated...they are really the best.

      Thank you for being here!

  3. Andrew, may we grow from our yesterdays. May they cause us to cling ever more tightly to the One who holds all our tomorrows. Praying!

    1. Joanne, yes...may the yesterdays help us cling to Jesus!

      And thank you so much for your prayers.

  4. If I remember correctly, you expected to die several years ago, but you're still here, inspiring us.

    1. Jan, my doctor atthe time thought 2015 would be it for me. Whenever he sees Barb he's surprised that I'm still here.

      And I am glad to be here.

  5. only God knows our tomorrow...but another to say, glad you're still here to inspire us... praying for you...

    1. Del, you're so right, only He knows.

      Thank youso much for being here, and for your prayers!

  6. I'm always so encouraged by your reflections, Andrew. It's reassuring to know that God can deal with our yesterdays and that he also holds our futures. Praying that you know him with you today!

    1. Lesley, thank you for this affirmation, and you're so right...God's ability to hold both our yesterdays and tomorrows is of infinite reassurance.

      He is with me. I'm OK.

  7. (((((Andrew)))))

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      We are just so very grateful that you're here.