Life, Time, Grief and a furnace filter.

Evidence of life stopping in throes of deep sorrow, while life continues to go on.

We have been consistent in years past with changing out the filter furnaces 2-3 times a year for sure. Beginning of spring and fall at least, if not more often. Since the temps inched up to the 80’s several days here, Danny turned the AC on yesterday. Problem. Something wasn’t working. Had to call the repair guy. This brought to mind the question, hey when did we last change the filter? Neither of us could remember.

Danny pulls it out and OH YES, it is past time. As you can see the date on it.


April 15, 2017.


Normally we would have changed it out about September/October at latest.

But you see, September 11, 2017 – life stopped.


As it does for so many when facing the passing of a loved one.

And it is surreal knowing that life, goes on even when someone we love is no longer with us. We go on, but for a while, initially, life stops. Maybe for a few days, maybe a few weeks, perhaps for months, for some it could even be longer. It will be different for each individual.

But we know, in actuality, time does not stand still. For it is because of the passing of time that a part on the AC broke from extended wear and tear -over time- causing it to break and no longer work.




Shocking us when we saw the date on this filter. How can it be February of 2018? Only 2 more months and it would have been a whole year since changing the filter. How could we have let it go so long?


Grief. Sorrow. The imbalances that occur when trials and sorrows enter our life. Whether big or little, we will all face them. For me, I am so thankful to know the Lord has me in His grip. Even when I am off balance and don’t know which way is up or forward, He is my guide. He shall hold my right hand with assurance to not be afraid for He shall help me. And so He has. And shall continue.  I do miss my son. But with my belief in the Lord and knowing where Aaron is – I really wouldn’t wish him to leave there! to come back to fulfill desires here. Much more, am looking forward to joining him there!

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What a day that will be! Hallelujah! Then there will truly be no more time for eternity shall be the reality.