Pocono Mountains, Big Brown Bear Hatchery 3/2015

It was a year ago today, that my husband went home to be with the Lord.  It's hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly.  I remember when he first passed I was hoping for a year to hurry and go by so the pain wouldn't be so great.  Although we still miss him as much as we did last year, we can live through the pain because we know that it was all in God's master plan and that we can't question anything that God has placed a period behind .  Through all our hurts, and all our tears we have so many wonderful memories of him that we can't walk around in sadness.  Two of his favorite scriptures were:

Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take; when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

When I remember these scriptures, I can understand that God knew my husband's expected end it wasn't a surprise to him.  He knew my husband would follow after him always.  He use to tell me all the time, Carol it's not about you but what God wants for you.  I have to believe that the loss I suffered was for my good.  I must remember that my husband was not created for me, he was created for God's purpose and pleasure.  We all were.