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  • A Personal Update

    Dear Friends,

    It has been since last August of 2013 that I have written.  It seems such a long time, but has passed quickly for me.  Some of you know that I have been sick, and I have appreciated your prayers and sweet notes.  It seems that I have been laid aside for quite a while, but I have gained some health back and am maintaining what I have gained.  I know that sounds mysterious, but it is difficult to explain, because it takes a lot of explaining!  But the bottom line is sheer exhaustion, which lays a person flat, and the flatter one becomes the more the body slows down for lack of movement.  You know the old saying: if you don’t use it, you lose it.  Thus, it is an uphill climb to return to some sense of normalcy.  Exhaustion takes away vibrancy, initiative, enthusiasm.  It just wearies one almost to depression.

    Thus, I only do what is most essential, and you will smile at this list: laundry, cook, clean.  My children and grandchildren have been great blessings to help me get things done so life can proceed with Grandma on the couch or taking naps or going to bed at 8 o’clock.  Hmm… I could get spoiled!

    I have learned much through this time of being set aside.  My life will probably never go back to what it was, but that is perhaps how the Lord is working in my life.  In a few short months I will be sixty-five!  Whew!  How my life has flown by.  It won’t be that much longer, a few years or more, before I shall see my dear Saviour’s face: What a joy! What a blessing!  How that excites me!

    With the time I have left, I do think and pray about writing.  I’ve kept a little list going of things to write, along with some necessary things for Keepers, but the highest priority for me, as always, has been to do what the Lord gives me each day to do, and sometimes that leaves no time for writing; but this must be how He wants it for He structures my days.

    Well, at any rate, I just thought I would give a personal update to you all.  Keep me in your prayers.  May God bless you all, and may you have a blessed Thanksgiving, giving thanks for all things to our blessed Lord and King.

    Susan…

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