Perspective. That’s my favorite thing about growing older. To be able to look back and see how God took the pieces of my life and formed them into the picture I’m looking at now.
Those pieces are definitely jagged and uniquely shaped. Some were cut with a dull knife. Others with manicure scissors. Others with a cookie cutter. Regardless, they make the picture of my life.
And one of the best surprises: how God added some pieces from others’ lives to make my picture even more beautiful.
God brought Gene into my life when I was 14 years old. Meeting him in high school speech class added pieces to my picture for the next 34 years. Now that I think about it, pieces of his life are still combining with mine.
From a high school speech class to hearing Gene and Cindy’s grandchildren call me Grammy. Only God could make a plan like that!
As difficult as it is to go on without Gene, we still have one another. I’m thankful for these relationships and this perspective: “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).