I have had a bit going on lately, but finally ... praise God ... things are slowing down. We had my son's homecoming last Friday night and it was so special. The things he said about me in his letter, which they read over the loudspeaker as we walked down the aisle, were wonderful and dear. Then, my son had to show the 'class clown' side of him and he made everyone laugh. They were asking all the students what they wanted to do with their lives after graduation ... keep in mind that others were saying they wanted to go to college, on mission trips, and the like. My precious son responded, "Eat, Sleep, and Repeat". The auditorium thought it was quite funny. Mom ... well I just looked at him and shook my head with a smile. I love seeing that side of him displayed. It does not come out enough.
If you have been reading my blogs and articles, then you know I am challenging myself with something. I am glad to report I am doing well. I am not fully successful as of today, but each day it gets better and better. It will be so wonderful on the day I can tell you it was completely SUCCESSFUL!!! It has been far too long.
You know how you see something coming to pass ... a dream or something you have desired for so long ... and though you are bursting on the inside with joy, you are afraid to show it. You are fearful of failure, disappointment, of being wrong, or whatever. This is me. I have two things for which I have seen coming about that I have prayed and prayed for diligently. I feel the joy overwhelming on the inside of me, but for the life of me, I keep it contained. I just guess I find it difficult to believe such great things could be for me. Based on my life, pre-Christ and a bit during, I failed so much. I would have these big dreams and then leave them at the wayside. Or, I would start something and never complete it. I was always failing in one way or another. It was always my fault, of course, but I never quite had the gas to keep me going for the long haul. Things would become difficult for whatever reason, and I would let them go. I do not do this anymore because of God's strength working on the inside of me. I still procrastinate more than I should but I am still a work-in-progress, right?
I have to tell you that since my husband gave his life to Christ, it has been quite different in our home. It is taking some getting used to, but it is so nice. We are doing a Bible study together as a family ... a first! Can you believe that? Before he would never do one with us, and it was a real struggle to get him to watch a Christian movie, but not anymore. Praise God. He is so awesome. Again, if you know that God has put something on your heart or you are praying desperately for a loved one, never ever give up hope. If the ones who were praying for me when I was living my pre-Christ life had given up, well I think you know the rest of that story. Hang in there and never EVER give up no matter what it seems to be.
Have a blessed day, and as always, I would love to hear from you!