Y'all Are Never Gonna Believe This! Remember yesterday when I was talking about laying awake and thinking about Betty's corn? If you recall I was wondering what she would make and share next.
Last evening, BETTY BROUGHT BAKED CORN!!!!
Also remembering yesterday, in all fairness to Mistress Queen, I am awake at 4 AM on most days.
This morning I had to wake her.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to read and comment on my blogs. Thanks especially for sharing in my joy and the fun of my new fur baby. Ha! you should have seen her this morning when I ran the blender.
Now I'd like to share the story of God's gift to me in the form of this beautiful animal.
After my divorce, I dated and fell in love with a wonderful man. He is the one that gave me my Spark name. For a number of reasons, we decided it would be best if we stayed just friends. Over the years we drifted apart to only being in contact on our Birthdays. The last time we spoke was his Birthday Halloween day of 2015.
I tried to call him on his Birthday this year but received the message the number was disconnected. Email and instant messages went unanswered. When I looked at his Facebook page it was wiped clean with the exception of a picture of him with his grown children taken at Christmas last year.
I knew in my heart if I searched his name I would find his obituary. I was not wrong. He had taken his life a few days after New Year's day. I felt sad and guilty, angry at him but mostly at myself. I should have, could have said something different, done something different.... details aren't important.
The next day when I was feeling so sad, I look up to see Queen cat walking toward me. Remember, she had been roaming the neighborhood for 2 months and I had yet to see her. Now as she sits on my chest as I'm typing this, I feel God's love for me through her purring body. She came to me at a time of great sadness and helped me deal, and heal.
I am reminded that people make their own decisions. Whether it's eating too many cookies or something far more serious, we are the only ones responsible for ourselves.
May God's abundant blessings be yours on this day and always.