Hello, Father. Thank you for nine days of peace at my mother-in-law’s house. Thank you for the time to get to know each other better. Thank you for providing time for my Mate to relax and to keep exploring his new Trader role. Thank you for helping me maintain my flexibility, patience, and willingness to let my Mate drive my vehicle all over the Waco area, getting tires for our camper and two for my van, along with an assortment of other little items for him to use or to trade, from hats to boots to motorcycle seats, lol. Thank you for helping us to hopefully still have enough cash to make it up to Michigan, and please let your perfect will and timing be accomplished. Lord, I feel rather burned out today, pretty much unable to be around people — including or even especially my Mate. A good thing about being soul mates is that he alone can make me fly high like a drug with a single loving compliment… and a bad thing is that he can wipe out my self-confidence with a single disrespecting insult. But I do know that says more about ME and my current state of mind, than it does about HIM. Please help me to be stronger, to believe in myself and in YOUR unconditional love for me MORE, so that I do not FALL like this again, Lord. Even though I can see that it is the enemy at work behind such a blow, it is still HARD to look at the days ahead and all the coming struggles… and to TRUST… and yet I KNOW this too shall pass. A big part of me DOES believe in unconditional love, but no human seems to really and truly possess it. It just doesn’t FEEL like I am loved, even by you, Lord — when I feel so disrespected by my Mate, my “best friend”. Lord, help me to grow into an ability to look past people’s momentary behavior and hurtful words, to see real stability of human connections that I can TRUST. Amen. Lead on, faithful Shepherd!