I feel much more at peace tonight. We made it through the first Thanksgiving without August. Her kids were there, and that was very good! It was also fine to be somewhere different than usual....we were still with my beloved family! Funny how worked up we can get over things, and they're firmly in God's grasp and well taken care of before we even begin to worry.
And even though a beloved friend is gone on to Heaven, I have made new friends and have reconnected with ones that I thought were long lost to me. It has been a very interesting year, to say the least, and one in which I've grown in many ways. I am very blessed, far more so than I deserve! I am very grateful to my Heavenly Father for these many blessings, and for many answered prayers.
I hope you feel this peace tonight as well.