Strength from the Past

I have been quiet.  It happens when I don’t know quite what to say.  I don’t want to just add to the vast plethora of information and feelings that we are all trying to discern and sift through.  So, I haven’t wanted to write.

But today, I was walking past the photographs we have in our living room of our grandparents.  It hit me that they all went through the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919 and also reeling with the end of WWI.  I don’t know the details of what happened to each of them during this time, as they never talked of it.  And I never asked, being wrapped up in the self-focus of youth.  I wish I could talk to them now about it.

I cannot tell you how this has heartened me.  The same God who strengthened them will strengthen us.  It will be hard, it is hard, but we will make it through this time eventually.  Strength from the past.  Hope for the future.  Trust in our God.

Love, Lisa

nannie and granddaddy

My maternal grandparents, engaged in the mid 1920’s

Emily Files Wedding

My husband’s maternal grandparents, married in the mid 1920’s.

Eva Swenson 1919 or 1920

My paternal grandmother, about 5 years old in 1919.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Strength from the Past

  1. WOW! I can’t tell you how this affected me and touched my heart today! Seeing these special memories of people that i knew and loved , who had also come through extremely difficult times; but who remained strong and resilient, trusting always in our God! Yes, God will see us through, as well. We just need to keep the faith! Thank you , Lisa, and God bless you.

  2. Good to hear from you again, Lisa. Thoughts of a God Who can bring us through, any age, any thing, any one. Very good thoughts.

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