I would say this has been a tough season. I’m raw. I’m weary. and when all you can do is still not enough… God is continually sending me His perfect answer. I woke up to a text from a dear friend that simply said, “Praying peace over you today.” She had no idea how badly I needed it. God did though. Then…
Today, this showed up…
it’s from a very sweet friend I met in the coupon world. She’s so kind and generous and we haven’t kept in touch for a bit but, my goodness, she was right what I needed today!!! She runs a very successful site called Coupon Flea Market. There’s God again loving me. I’ve had to concentrate on those that truly love me for me and God is continually showing me that there are people who need me and I’m learning to focus on them! He is always sending me affirmations that I’m on the right track.
Two weeks ago, we lost Mamiee.
Oh my goodness, we were so relieved that she got her wish to go HOME to Jesus. Because we were rejoicing in her homegoing, I didn’t really mourn properly. But after the funeral on Thursday a week ago, we were singing Because He Lives at my church that Sunday. And then it happened… I cried… Hard… Ugly… In. Front. Of. Church… OY!! Suddenly, I realized, I’ll never pray with her again on this earth. She’ll never call me Sugar pie again. I knew that God was urging me to pray more. Mamiee was up there with Him. Who will take up her yoke of prayer? Certainly not me. I can’t do it all. But I can do more. Then, just this past Wednesday, the call from school no one wants. Your son is hurt.
I instantly knew it was my youngest. I don’t know how I knew but I knew. He’s doing better and it will heal fine but it was like in the movies when someone is getting beat in an alley and they are just laying there and someone comes up and just kicks then in the gut. After the initial emergency visit, we went yesterday for a followup because he was in considerable pain. This was my view for the 4 hour wait at the dr’s office. It was like a window to my soul. I was on the verge of a big ugly cry all day and just didn’t have time for it and certainly didn’t want to lose it in front of my youngest.
So when we had successfully survived the 1/2 day wait, we rewarded ourselves. His new brace is much better and he truly was a delight to be with all day and was a real trooper.
That’s my imdonewaitingallday face. While we waited though, I got NUMEROUS texts and calls from people from all over. One lady sent me a verse that was just right. Another offered to bring us some food while we waited. Yet another kept texting for updates. My goodness, I’ve never felt so loved than I have these past few months. It’s truly overwhelming. So now here we are at the end of TODAY.
This book is a keeper. I’ll never loan it out but I’ll get a copy for whomever needs it. It’s exactly what I need right now. Go love on someone. Trust me. They are waiting.
Keep it Simple