Monday, July 30, 2012

Journal Notes: Our Journey


























Notes from my journal during our recent vacation. Doug asked me to share them.


Our Journey

Our days at 251 Longfellow Cove are narrowing....coming to a close. Fourteen days fly by. Time together priceless. From our first visit several years ago until now, Doug and I have changed. Our relationship has grown. Our lives have taken many twists and turns. With each storm, we've taken one step closer to each other and to our Lord. We've danced a beautiful dance along the way. Our lives beautifully intertwined by the hand of Almighty God. Sweet fellowship and tender touch is easy and natural. Spoken words easy and gentle with nothing held back. Honesty and truth intensify and build our love. We are stronger together as one.

Gracefully, we stumble together taking one step at a time into the future God has for us. We come to this place embracing the work God set us to. Sometimes difficult and painful, yet easier hand in hand. We will continue forward. When one of us is tired the other will wait. When the road becomes to difficult for both of us, we will share a shelter in the hand of God. We will in the end find rest together as God renews and strengthens our hearts and souls.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue

12 comments:

Marydon said...

Tears well ... what a beautiful write, Andrea! Melts my heart.
Love you both!
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Wanda said...

A beautiful touching post Andrea. Can't wait until I have someone to walk life's journey with Jesus with.

Renee said...

Oh this is beautiful, Andrea...just beautiful...brings tears to my eyes too and gives me pause to reflect on my husband and my 44 years together. God bless you on the rest of your journey together.

Wanda's Wings said...

What a beautiful love story.

NanaNor's said...

Like all of our friends above, this post truly is beautiful beyond words and also brought tears to my eyes. You have been given the gift of writing my friend. Oh what a wonderful relationship you two share. Thanks for sharing this today.
Hugs, Noreen

quietspirit said...

I find your words touching my heart. May God continue to bless you as you both grow in His love.

vanilla said...

A beautiful expression of your love for each other and for God. There is no place quite like the oceanside for contemplation and joy.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

beautiful!!!! Gives hope to others...to not give up on each other.

Denise said...

Beyond precious my friend.

David C Brown said...

... heirs together of the grace of life ...

Glenda Mills said...

Andrea, beautiful thoughts about your life and your husband Doug. God is so gracious to help us grow along with our mates. It takes lots of time, effort, and prayer because we have an adversary...but Jesus is stronger. I thank God everyday for my Dave and I try to remember to tell him how much I appreciate him
Thanks for sharing Andrea! God bless you!

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