Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Door Opens...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing last Saturday.

At home, I had several things to do.  So, I got them done.

The Lord helped me do those things quicker than I thought would happen.  For this, I praised Him!

This gave me time to go downstairs, to the pool.

Ah... it was so wonderful to enter into our heated pool, down by the edge of the river.  It was comforting, to be sure.

Not only did I relax in the water, but I once again did some very light, and basic warm up exercises.  As I was doing them, I thanked God for helping me. 

It didn't cause me any pain.  In fact, I began to wonder if in fact, the exercise was actually relaxing my muscles that still cause me some pain (not as much as before, but still some).

In any case, I enjoyed my time in the water!

Not long afterwards, I made my way to the Tim Horton's, located beside the Red Lobster restaurant.  Just as I had done a few days ago!

No, I wasn't meeting with L, again.  This time, I met with my friend A!

We enjoyed our time, together.  And, talked very much!

All of a sudden, someone tapped me on the shoulder.  It was shocking to see my now deceased husband Gordon's son, K standing behind me!

If you've read LwL since 2009, you'll know that I haven't had contact with K, since then.  Around Christmas time.

But, there he was.  I stood up, and hugged him.  And, told him I love him. 

He responded with the same, to me. 

This brought tears to my eyes.  After all, he had closed the door to me, quite a while ago.  But now, the door seemed to be open, again.

My friend A and I heard about how he had experienced some health problems that had made him be hospitalized for a while.  I let him know I would pray for healing for him.

As we were chatting, I silently praised God that I had long ago forgiven K, for refusing to have contact with me, so long ago.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Ephesians 4:31-32, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

How happy I was that I had in the past let go of all the anger, and sorrow I felt.  And, had been forgiving.

How happy I was that we were able to be kind to one another, tenderhearted and what seemed to be... loving.

How happy I was that K had tapped me on my shoulder and opened this door, once again.  He didn't have to.  I never saw him there.

But, I am truly grateful.  Thank You, Lord.  Hallelujah!

It's my prayer that this time, the door will remain open.

Until next time...

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