Peace and love to you all.
I hope you are all doing well. I know it's been a little while, but there hasn't been much to report as of late. We're all just...living, for whatever that means these days.
This week was rough and, if the Internet is to be believed (which is not usually the case but still), it was rough for everyone. This week, it's been five months since Dad passed and also a full year since my Grandma Jane passed. So, as you can imagine, it was a bit difficult for my mom, but she is strong and continues to push forward.
In that moving forward in life, though, we tend to forget about others. Sometimes we're okay. Sometimes we're not okay. And sometimes you are either okay or not okay as well. We're going to try to be better about reaching out, but please feel free to do the same! Even just a text or a comment saying that you're thinking about us can brighten our days. Let us know what is going on in your lives, too! We're interested in your lives. It's just...tough to reach out when we are so mired in our own thoughts and feelings. It's natural and normal for everyone to go about their lives, but I think we all need each other more than ever right now. We have the three of us but that can be isolating at times.
I'm also going to try to be better about updating this blog. I know you all miss Dad, just like we do, and you want those stories and thoughts and prayers to uplift you as well. I haven't felt much like being uplifting recently, but maybe that's something I can change as well.
We love you all and hope that you know it.
I'll leave you with this quote and I hope it helps you.
Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz
After 43 years of ministry, Randy Cross lived his "fourth life" and shared about retirement, living boldly and intentionally in our world. To be sure, there was some North Dakota thrown in.