Day One of July Blog Challenge. The word of the day is accept. Accept that this road I travel will require me to traverse the valleys and conquer the mountains. It is in facing those rougher stretches of life that I become more than I began with.
Over the past fifteen months, I experienced life accelerating to a higher speed. The death of my husband of fifty-nine year -- which, incidentally happened the day of our wedding anniversary -- precipitated an onslaught of changes. Changes that forced me to make decisions and choices I'd never faced before in my lifetime.
In that short span of time, I've acted on many of the recommendations a newly-widowed person is advised not to do. I've bought a replacement car ( something I've never done before myself), bought a house (with my son so he could live close by), been reunited with a granddaughter & took her in (long story there) and moved a brother with early Alzheimer's closer so I could oversee his needs.
It's been a stressful rocky road but I've managed to come through pretty much intact. It really is truth that God never gives you more than you can handle...and equips you for the tasks you face.