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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An overcast day....

My promised giveaway post will be a day late.
Monday was a very emotional day for me, and I needed extra time to work through my feelings after seeing off my beloved Mr E for a 9 day separation. I drove the 130 klms to Townsville with him following on the bike. In a supermarket carpark on the south side of town we said our goodbyes before he rode south for the remaining 600 klms journey alone.
I drove the 90 minute trip home under an overcast sky, truly reflecting my own emotions. I shed tears, I prayed.
My sweet Lord looked down on me and opened little pockets of heaven to shine his comforting light as I made my way up the mountain range and towards home. 
I took this photo because I wanted you to know that God is in all things. The sorrow and the joy. I drew immense comfort from His opening of the sky and that Light which said to me, "I am bigger than your sorrow. I am even now your comfort and strength. All will be well."
Mr E called last night and we talked for ages as he walked around his room at the mine camp and unpacked. He described everything to me, and we felt more at peace listening to each other. This morning he woke me with a text message to start my day with joy. I am blessed.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx


24 comments:

Marrissa said...

My husband has worked away from home in the past and I could never get used to it. It was bad enough having to say goodbye myself but broke my heart everytime I heard him explaining to our sons that he wouldnt be there in the morning when they woke up.
Hold onto your strength. The saying is true; distance makes the heart grow fonder :) big hugs

lynne said...

simply put, that was beautifully written jenny. you are truly blessed by God.

pinkquilter said...

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did" When God takes something from your grasp. He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence. "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

Mommarock said...

Will you have to make him some decorations for his room.. you know some that are manly so he doesn't get too much of a hard time from the guys?? Something that says home.. and still is very manly and maybe motorcycle worthy..LOL.

Margaret said...

Truly Truly blessed, the word sustains us , the word is us, Thankls for a lovely post.

Kate said...

Keep in mind, Jenny, that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. You'll do fine.

Alicia said...

you have touched my heart. thanks

Grace Rose said...

Dear lady ... God is in all things and I hope your heart is filled until your dear hubby drives home to you again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures ... peace be with you for the duration!

Debbie said...

Jenny I feel your pain, it's so hard to be away from loved ones. Where has he gone to? I hope you get to talk to him often and it will be so special when he comes home. Take Care!

Allie said...

What a beautiful picture! Keep listening Jenny-girl, I know you'll find new mercies every morning and new joys from His hand. I am keeping you ALL in prayer sweetheart!

Lurline said...

Another door opens, Jenny, and you will be guided through that door, you are never alone! One day you must let me know about your lifestyle changes - I seem to have missed so much this year!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Larissa said...

May God bless you, dear, sweet Jenny, through this new season into which you and hubby have entered into!! I'm glad you can still see God's love shining through even in the darkness! Praying for God's peace and comfort upon you through this season.
Hugs. xo

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Jenny,
You've got plenty to do to keep yourself occuiped whilst he's away and then when he comes home you can put it all aside and spend quality time together.
HUgs
Jo

Deb said...

It will get easier Jenny I am sure but the really nice thing is knowing that your love for Mr E will always keep its depth and no matter how far he is away from you or for how long you will always miss his company because he is YOUR very special man. Keep strong knowing how much he loves you also.

Vickie said...

Big Hugs..them evening phone calls are the bestest,cheers Vickie

KaHolly said...

He'll be home before you know it, Jenny!! You'll keep so busy, the time will just fly by.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

We are all truly blessed. It's wonderful that the light shines on all of us and in all of us. :)
xx, shell

Janice said...

I'm glad Mr E has arrived safely and settled into his accommodation. Modern technology is great when it comes to still being in close touch for those days he is away. I'm sure you are planning something nice for when he gets home for his long weekend and will keep rather busy in the meantime. Hugs.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Jenny I'm thinking of you...this post brought tears to my eyes...God Bless...I'm thinking of you...Big hugs through cyberspace for you...Dzintra

SandyN said...

Jenny, Don't we have a great God.. I love when he reminds us that HE is in control....



Sandyn

Cathy said...

Jenny: I know how hard these separations can be, but remember after a day you may just enjoy the freedom. It will make the return reunion all that much more sweet. Absence makes the heart grow fonder you know!!

I truly believe you will be fine. Sew up a storm!!!

Hang in there.

Cathy

Carrie P. said...

It is okay to be sad but you are blessed as you said and God will watch over you all. Hugs, Carrie P.
My word verification is "blessess" love it.

jugglingpaynes said...

Oh Jenny, that picture is so beautiful. My prayers that the days of separation will fly swiftly by and your husband will be with you again, safe and sound. I love his text to you. That was just perfect!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

vernagrace said...

You are blessings to each other, that rings through all your words, and you both sit in the palm of God's hand and will continue to throughout this season.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and yours.
Hugs.