I helped unload our U-haul of stuff from West Virginia today.
“Oh look! A ladder. That will be useful for putting those last couple of piece of drywall up on the ceiling in the dining room. And here’s our screw gun, too.”
“There’s Dan’s dress shoes. They still look so new.”
“That mattress still has a sheet on it. It’s like a testimony to how fast our lives changed.”
“Ouch. That one hurts. There is the little table Dan made for his computer so that he could work from bed while recovering from surgery.”
“I thought he threw that car seat out!”
“Why did we save this?”
“I forgot the dryer was starting to rust like that.”
“Oh! What am I going to do with all these clothes!!”
“I know where I want to put that.”
“That microwave is filthy!”
Watching those pieces of our life together going past me into a life where Dan is no more, was difficult to say the least. So many memories, so much love, so much fun and happiness . . .
One thing remains the same – God was part of our life then and God is part of our lives now. He is faithful and His promises are true. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will provide and protect. We have but to trust in Him.