Somewhere I seem to visit a lot and enjoy just taking in the view (as well as some photos) is Fingal Headland. When I got my@new @fujifilmx_au camera in, I decided to take it down here to Fingal for a proper test run and learning to use it. Fortunately, the results turned out perfectly. This is the first 2 minutes of light hitting the rock face with large swell crashing up. ------------------------
📷: @fujifilmx_au X-T2
🔭: Fujinon 10-24mm f/4
🗺: Fingal Head, NSW
⚙️: ISO200, f/13, around 0.5 sec
🖇: @siruiaustralia W-1204 🖥: @lightroom @photoshop
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365 days without a goodnight kiss, welcome home hug or an I love you. One year without the one my soul loves. But not a single moment without the abiding presence of God. [You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Ps16.11] I have not found the fullness of joy, but I know it's out there. Little glimpses come to me and I know it will be restored in time. I trust God's word. He has sustained me during this most difficult and lonely time. Losing a spouse causes everything in your life to change. Your morning routine, sleep pattern, weekend activities, grocery shopping, finances, holidays, vacations, friends, extended family. Nothing in your life is untouched by this loss. But God's presence through it all is the constant.
Today Brice and I hiked the longer Bee Branch Loop. We recalled each moment of those last hours with Paul. How precious those memories are to us! Yes this is the day Paul died to this earth but it is also the day he entered eternity with the Lord! He is more alive than ever. How can that not be cause to celebrate. How can the heart be so lonely for him and so happy for him at the same time. This is an act of faith and mystery of heaven. I often think about Paul's perspective on life the moment he was with God. Most assuredly his thoughts weren't about that big project at work or the things left undone at our new home or even "how will Denise survive without me." Life is about eternity, our time on earth is short and nothing more than preparation for what comes next. This is why I've chosen #BeReadyStayThankful as my motto. This life will end; be ready, trust Jesus. And stay thankful. As Brice and I rested and reflected at the spot of Paul's transition every part of me ached but I chose to praise God for giving us such a good man and happy life with him. A tree has been planted at the Rainbow Lake trailhead with a plaque in memory of Paul. We requested it be inscribed with #Micah6:8, a simple verse that describes how to please God- act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God. This would be Paul's message, his heavenly perspective.