Though hard to believe, it was six months today since Ray went to heaven.
I find myself so surprised by this milestone. Six months seems like such a long time. It doesn't seem possible that we have been missing Ray in our daily lives for such a long time.
Perhaps in recognition of this, Ray was so present today. I dreamed last night that he was here. It was so wonderful and puzzling, and I told him that he couldn't go on any more trips.
In reading my emails, in hearing a joke, I know my husband would be amused. Oh how I wish that I could share them with him.
I am thankful for every dream, every memory, every thought that ties us to him.
"I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD." Hosea 2:19-20
not alone and not afraid --