A little over 8 years ago now I was at Disney World with Jay and Carleen and their daughter and her family. It was near the end of his life, and it was the end of my 30 year marriage. My husband was home moving out while I was gone. Our divorce went thru a couple of weeks after I got back. Needless to say, I was devastated. It was an extraordinary 10 days at Disney World. Completely off the scale. Such a huge contrast internally within me… joy and sorrow simultaneously. One thing that struck me that has stayed with me these 8+ years is something that Jay did and the meaning behind it. We were on a ride, getting strapped in, and he turned to me and started singing, “The Best is Yet to Come”. Tears streamed down my face as I let this wash over me, wanting to believe, and doubting it was true.
Time since Jay’s passing and my husband leaving, I’ve come to lean more and more on the Lord. I hear in my spirit the words that Jay spoke/sang, and have come to belief. God wants to bless me in every area of my life, and I’m opening to what He has in store. My sense is that it is better than I can imagine because I’ve never seen it before. Just like God. :-)
I’ve had difficulty coming back to this blog. There has been a series of events over the last few months that have distracted me, but I felt in my spirit that there was more to it than that. Lately I’ve been sensing that it’s time to move on. I believe even Jay would agree. I don’t believe that that means I’m moving on from participating in relationships from God or the love of God – topics that are near and dear to my heart. But that the answers aren’t written in the pages of Jay’s and my book. Because God is doing a new thing. Something to do with new wine in old wineskins…
So I’m here to tell you that I’m going with that leading and will not be continuing in the book. What I would like to say to any of you who are interested is that I hope the book blesses you where you are today. If God has spoken to your heart in any way through those words, I am grateful.
If you have any questions or would like to talk about anything in depth, please feel free to contact Pamela, the moderator of this blog, and she will pass on to me to talk with you. I’ll also be continuing to work with Pamela on posting different blogs that Jay wrote from time to time and participating in the conversations they generate.
May God bless you, and may you believe that the best is yet to come!