There is a verse in the Bible which speaks of beauty coming from ashes. Those who read my blog posts know that I have found that to be true in my life and in my walk of faith. I was my first husband's caregiver for a few years. I eventually lost him to death. Yet God used that difficult time in my life in awesome ways.
Two years ago on July 13, 2019, I remarried. God places us where we belong in our life in His perfect timing. Next week in my blog post I will discuss that very thing. I have also learned that marriage or any other endeavor in life is about service to others and God. Marriage is not about perfection in the other person, but accepting each other as we are and building each other up. Sometimes we have to work hard at that, and it does not come easily. Further marriage is about two people finding purpose and fulfillment in the Lord and not expecting one's mate to meet our every need. Only God can do that. Godly marriage involves serving the Lord and finding joyful companionship, love, and even romance together.
So as I publish this blog post this week, I am reminded once again of the verse from Isaiah 6I:3 which speaks of beauty coming from ashes. I will end with some thoughts that I read at the end of a fictional novel I just read. This novel featured two mature people who already had grandchildren and who also found second love. The main character basically said that in spite of all the heartaches which she had experienced that she would not wish on anyone, "out of the ashes of heartache came something new." She said out of all that came something wonderful, namely a second chance at love. I will enclose a couple pictures of Bob and I at our wedding two years ago.