Who Am I?

IMG_1057Most of you know that these last two years have been the most difficult I’ve ever experienced. It’s really hard to describe what’s been going on “inside” me. Most of the time I have no idea how to fully express it. Realistically it’s hard to just change and get on after loosing someone you love and that’s been with you for 46 years. During those years our personalities melded together. It was difficult to define who was Linda and who was Jim. We became so intertwined that her personality was mine and my personality was her! We were together from the time we were teenagers so our “growing up” period was done together. Now, I’ve had to try to figure out just who I am. Who I am without Linda. Sure, she’ll always, in one since, be a part of who I am today but as I go on, I’m going to develop who I am without her. This is, as you can understand, a most difficult process. I know that God is working in me as well. He’s working to show me who He is and what He can do in me without Linda. The road is rough. I thank my friends that have stuck with me through this time. I know that I probably haven’t been the easiest person to get along with at times but you hung in there with me. I am grateful. I will continue to develop as I pursue the Lord. Thank you for your prayers and patience. You mean a lot to me and God has been showing me what real compassion and friendship looks like. Life in community is God’s plan for us all. Love one another and encourage one another every day. 

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

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