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27 Jul

I never realized how difficult it would be to say “Goodbye” to our property and home of twenty years on the lake, eleven of which I was alone during the week.  My husband’s work meant we spent the week apart during that era of our lives.  Saying goodbye to our lake life is like losing a wonderful friend and companion.  I know, however, that special moments and momentos will remain with us and others forever. 

As I sit on our Amish built glider on the deck looking over the lake each morning, I realize I’ve never been alone here.  I have always sensed God’s presence in the beauty of nature that surrounds us.  The stillness, the symphony of bird songs in the air, the trees, flowers, butterflies and bees, the rising moon, sunsets and moonsets remind me of His ever presence.   

We have been blessed through the years with building lifetime relationships, many of which we will continue to have with those we are moving closer to as well as with those dear friends we are leaving behind.  My husband and I each have a gift of hospitality and we enjoyed the many parties and gatherings we hosted by opening our home, pond and gardens to family, friends, acquaintances and strangers.  The peace and tranquility that we have experienced here over the years was enjoyed by many others as well. 

I have been able to share around the world the beauty of nature that surrounds us at the lake by posting photos to my Gramma Golden Facebook page.  I have kept a record that shows people from fifty-eight countries have Liked my page and therefore, have viewed our lovely , peace filled surroundings as they look at my photos and read my posts. 

While we know the past here has truly been a blessing, we also know that the next chapter of our lives will continue with His presence nearby.  That is because we know our love of experiencing Him in our surroundings will never change no matter where we live. 



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