All is safely gathered in, free from sorrow, free from sin.
These words are ringing through my head this morning and I am not sure why.
It's been busy all week, lots of callers and phone calls...but mostly there is relief that I am ready for the winter!
My heating is on...alleluia.
My new front door is in place. Yeah!
My car is fixed...ditto!
We have light in every room!
My diary is filling up nicely..
The garden, looking Autumnal is tidy with the summers tables and chairs safely stored till next year.
I've done the ironing, written half a sermon and the shopping is due to arrive this morning!
It's not quite my own personal harvest festival but it's close...
Small glimmers of happiness are growing daily...Interspersed with tears of sorrow and remembrance.
I am chatting to my children as well as my husband . There are radios in every room so that I can listen to Radio 4 as I go which dispels the empty silence enfolding me...
My conversations with God are no longer reproachful .
Taking up my new position as a single woman again is no longer a dread....it is a fact!
So be it Lord.