We went to the new calendar feast of Transfiguration 13 days ago
but are still fasting on the old calendar so today is the feast
and so I made fish and used more of our beautiful dishes,
ones I had not used since my injury.
I am still learning about my injury and I can see that
it is going to take some months yet to heal.
I am living very much in Elizabeth Goudge books and am
now on the last book of the Eliot Trilogy
(Bird in the Tree, Herb of Grace/Pilgrims Inn, The Heart of the Family)
and I really don't want to leave.
It's funny, it's so clear that the two wars were so deeply felt
at the time and yet Elizabeth Goudge creates worlds in her
fiction to heal the physical, mental illness and exhaustion
and creates such places that I, and I think many others,
do not want to leave... it's remarkable.
So, our groceries were delivered and I opened the first box
and all I could see was Romaine Lettuce.
I opened the second box, more lettuce!
Husband asks, did you get the wrong order?
I don't know, I say, and look up the email and see that somehow
on our order was not 2 lettuces but 13.
We are good customers and they are refunding us; no idea how that happened
but we are now giving away lettuce to others and somehow God
gave us something to give to others on this Feast day,
even though we were unable to go to liturgy for it
(a first really it seems, though it's possible I worked on it years ago;
hard to say)...
We've had some good days.
I've had some poor sleeps and was quite tired as a result.
Today was a bit more of a pain-and-swelling day.
But I am loving living in Elizabeth Goudge's books
and am doing my best to maintain peace in our home
We are talking to my parents about them visiting us
sometime this fall.
My healing is taking a lot longer than I expected.
In all things, I know, I need to trust God....
He is our peace...