Sunday, September 1, 2013

List Making

I have lists for everything. It would drive Steven crazy, which I enjoyed. But, list making was my way of freeing up brain space. When I started using Notes on my iPhone, I was ecstatic. I had pages labeled movies to watch, books to read, window measurements, health updates and medications, websites to go to, phone calls to make, blog ideas and many others.

I was adding my info into Steve's iPad and when I added my notes they duplicated so there was 2 of every note. So I went through and deleted one of each. The next day when I opened the iPad, my notes appeared and then disappeared. I almost cried. I got my phone and they were gone from there too. I hadn't backed anything up. But, even weirder was that Steve's notes were there. I hadn't seen them before. And low and behold, there was a draft of a letter he wanted to write me. It was precious. Especially since he didn't always say how he felt. It also told the 3 prayers he said every day. I still cry every time I think of this. And as Mary in the Bible did, I will treasure up all these things and ponder them in my heart.


  1. Isn't it a miracle when something we want doesn't happen and something we have wanted for a while now does. I am pretty sure this happened today because today is when you needed it the most. Love you and thanks for sharing your life.

  2. Denice, I agree with the above comment. It was a very special gift to you from your late loving husband. He knew the days after he was gone would be difficult for you, so he wrote his thoughts down. I do not believe in chance happenings, but I know that God knew what day to give these "Steven thoughts" to you as a comfort & encouragement & they were a an emotional release for Steven too.
    Bless you during this difficult time in your life,
    Sue Allred

  3. I love these little "miracles" that God leaves us. Don't you just have to look skyward and smile?
    Grace and peace is flowing your way Denice.