I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
    I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.  Psalm  9:1-2
That is a lot of ‘I’s in those two verses of scripture.  And today I feel I-ish.  Leg bones creaked and reminded me that Kendra Kemberly and I needed to walk again.  Only made 10 minutes, instead of 14.  Baby Steps – Again!  I remember how Mom relished walking, working in the garden to balance sitting at her typewriter.  Her single-mindedness in living is a joy to remember.This morning, despite the aches, I feel like 16 again, wanting to jump up out of bed and into life.  I remember the song I loved to sing on days like this….”Ah Sweet mystery of life, At last I have found thee.  Ah, at last I know the secret of it all.  All the longing, seeking striving, waiting and yearning.  For it is love alone that rules for aye.”Mom loved that song and taught it to me.  More truth in those lyrics that I imagined.  There is longing, seeking, striving, waiting and yearning in every stage of life, and yet, in each stage, we find comfort and fulfillment in love and love alone.  What love?  Love from those near and dear to us, unexpected love shown through kindnesses, and above all, love that our Heavenly Father showers upon us so abundantly.This morning, as I spooned frozen fruit and broccoli in baggies for green smoothies this week, I hear the pitter patter of stocking feet.  I turn around and there stands my dear husband  watching.  I go to him and hug him.  He says, “I just wondered what you are doing.  Take care of yourself.”  Then he announces that he will go back to bed.  Slowly he turns and takes baby steps back to bed.  Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life!No wonder love is so sweet I feel like singing.  Thank you, dear Jesus for life and love and the assurance you give us each day…and thank you for teaching us what love is.  You say, “I love you”, in a million ways every day.  May my life and my heart say, “Thank you!” to YOU!