Come my love and live with me
In a sweet little cottage by the sea
Where roses grow around the door
And flowers bloom for evermore
Inside my cottage clean and neat
A big brick fireplace will give out heat
Outside the birds will sing all day
And on the beach the children play
So come my love to the cottage by the sea
And see how happy we will be.
We hit a bump in the road…a very big bump that turned our marriage upside down and threatened to put asunder what God had joined together. There are times when life gives you more than you can handle and there is no energy left over for words…when making it through each day is all you can seem to accomplish and the answer to your problem is nowhere to be found. Such has been my reality these past few months.
It’s part of the human condition…trials and tribulations…but they still come as a surprise to me and unfortunately, always seem to send me into a downward spiral of hopelessness and despair.
However, in the midst of the turmoil, we were able to travel to the Pacific Northwest where we spent a very quiet, restful and restorative week in this little stone cottage by the sea. What a joy it was to wake up each morning to this beautiful view…
And to glimpse these snow-capped peaks on the way to the store!
And during that time away, I felt God speaking to my heart, encouraging me to trust Him and the perfect plan He has for each of our lives. That I can do.
We came home feeling calm and hopeful. The worst of the storm seems to be behind us and I’m learning, anew, to put my trust in the Lord. Today is a new day and His mercies are new every morning!
I think I’m ready to face whatever trials life has to offer.