For those of you who followed Our Journey Through Suffering know this is my first post in four months. I wish to give thanks to my friends and family who prodded me to keep up with the blog; you know who you are.
A variety of reasons led to this hiatus. First, we have been running! When we returned from our vacation in June, Jonathan began his second quarter of college and the kids attended summer camp as campers and counselors at Fort Nisqually. At the time, not yet licensed, Jonathan was dependent on Sarah and me to transport him back and forth to class. This became a logistical nightmare. Sarah and I would begin our day by writing a schedule of who was driving which vehicle and transporting whom. She is currently working on a political campaign, and we all have been involved in various aspects of it. Just before the primary election in August, we helped wave signs during the morning and evening commutes. This led to more schedule arranging, but it was worth it. The candidate won, and now we are working towards a victory in November!
Second, I didn't feel I could continue posting to the blog. I was no longer walking on the same path. God set Bryan free of pain and suffering. He is now at the feet of Jesus, worshipping his Lord, and Savior. I needed to design something new, but my creativity was dry. This morning, while singing May the Mind of Christ, My Savior, I was moved by the words. During our cancer trials the hymn, Day by Day, kept me focused on trusting God for each passing moment. Today, I am looking at a bigger picture. I have a race set before me which will bring new trials and triumphs. I need to continue trusting, looking only to Jesus as I onward go. The memory of my friend, Carla, effortlessly running the hurdles gives a clear picture of this verse. Her eyes never left the finish line; she didn't watch her feet, look to the right or the left, especially not behind, but continued to focus on the end goal, winning every race. May my eyes only focus on what lies before me.
Looking to Jesus,