Mourning into Dancing

Today is the anniversary of my Dad’s death. He died 3 days before my high school graduation in an auto accident. Though it’s been 25 years…(wow, can’t believe the time went by so FAST), it still feels like it happened yesterday.

No matter what anyone says, time does NOT heal all wounds. God comforts us in our grief and pain, but the hurt NEVER goes away…you just learn to live with it.

I’m thankful that God provided a much needed distraction this year in the form of a new job, which I began today. I had no time to mourn or think about my loss because I was too busy learning new skills at my new job. God is good!!!

Psalm 30:11 – You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy

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Bill “Doc” Lupetti…R.I.P

Today, March 25, 2017 is my birthday. It would have been a much better birthday had I not gotten word that my dear brother, Bill had passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. I found out today after the women’s prayer breakfast when I checked my cell phone and found 3 voice mails. I knew what I would hear because I knew something was wrong when Bill’s phone went straight to voice mail when I called yesterday. I was with a friend who also tried to call yesterday and the same thing happened, straight to voice mail. I hoped and prayed that I was wrong, unfortunately, I was not. The Lord Jesus called Bill home on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Bill has received his  crown of glory!

Thank you, Lord God, for bringing Bill into my life. Bill has been such a huge blessing to me. I will miss his many stories about of life growing up, the Vietnam War and life in general, especially after he got saved. Bill was such a warm spirit, generous and kind, always willing to share his knowledge or refer you to someone else who might be able to help.

Father, words cannot begin to express or convey how deeply grieved I am. I look forward to seeing Bill again.

One of the pastors at my church shared this card on Facebook.

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Progress

Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

This is what is on my calendar for the month of January 2017. It’s a new year and everyday is a new opportunity to take a risk…take a chance to achieve the things you want out of life.

A new opportunity has presented itself for me to achieve one of my dance dreams and as “scary” as it may seem, I’m going to at least check it out, pray about it and see where God leads.

I pray that 2017 is a blessed year for us all!

 

Finally…!

I made my way back my usual dance spot last night, Friday, Nov. 11th. I wasn’t due to return until January, but since my neighbor no longer needed me to sit with her daughter, I have Friday nights to myself again.

I mentioned in a previous post that I met a couple guys at a dance studio one Saturday night and one of the two guys sat the entire time. Well, that same guy contacted me to see if I wanted to go dancing this week and I suggested we go on Friday to my regular spot. I got there at my usual time, but he was 30 minutes “late”.

Well, turns out, dude can dance…quite well.  He and WE kept getting compliments all night! He only seems to know Salsa and Merengue, but he knows them better than I do, which is the kind of partner that I’ve been looking for!

He says he’ll find some place to take beginner ballroom dance lessons so he can dance the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and such.

Time will tell if this round of craigslist posts will pan out.

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