Virginia’s Voyages

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 

When my dear husband, John Paul Boylan, passed away in February of 2016, after almost 45 years of marriage, this verse from Isaiah was a huge comfort to me. It was a promise. Not only was I not alone, I was being guided onto a new path into new adventures. Many other Bible verses issue similar promises that continue to inspire me.

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Forty-fourth anniversary March 2015

In April, I put the house on the market. This was something we had planned to do before his passing. It’s a big house, and will take time to find the right buyer, but I’m slowly packing up and downsizing.

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Where we’ve lived for ten years

In July, I used part of the life insurance money to purchase a motor home. This, too, was something we had planned to do together. I know he would have loved the unit I picked out. I’ve nicknamed it “Ranger.”

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“Ranger”

My first trip with Ranger was to scatter John’s ashes at the location he requested. It was quite an adventure. The next installment of Virginia’s Voyages will begin that story.

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