Weekend is over and now I must deal with reality. Not looking forward to the days ahead, but I know all will work out according to His plan. I just have to keep my eyes on Him and press on. For those of you reading this who do not know what I am referring to, the company I work for has decided to shut its door. Effective 12/31/16, I will be back on the unemployment line. I am feeling so many different emotions, but I have to admit that I am a bit angry too. Goes to show you never can take anything for granted. There is no security in employment these days. I will miss my position as I so enjoyed doing what I did, and I will miss the people I worked with. I am anxious to see what the next chapter of my life entails. I walk in faith knowing that for every door God allows to be closed, He will open another! Please keep me in prayer.
We had our family Holiday Dinner yesterday, and as always, it was nice. I love spending time with family. There is nothing more precious. Being a Mary Kay consultant, I have to say that Mary Kay's philosphy is so correct ... she said we should always keep things in the proper perspective with God first, Family Second, and Career Third. Sometimes we ... and I am so very guilty of this ... allow our priorities in life to get out of whack. We get too comfortable in our many blessings and take things for granted. It is so very true that we never know what tomorrow holds. However, I walk in faith knowing who hold my tomorrow!!!!
My family made my birthday very special for me yesterday. Lots of gifts, flowers, and a beautiful, delicious birthday cake. I missed those who could not be with us, and I relished the time I had with those who were present. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You made me feel very loved during a time I surely needed it!
The change in my employment has definitely changed the course of things I had planned for Christmas this year. My last day is December 31st, and three days later my son's tuition is due for his second semester of college. I know we could choose to go with student loans, but if anyway possible, this is not the course we want to take right now. Our desire is to pay for his first two years at Piedmont, and then rely on the student loans for his last two years at Liberty University. But, hey you know what ... I am going to go a step further and say I will pay it all out-of-pocket. God is my provider, and my heavenly Father owns the cattle on a 1,000 hills. Watch Him work!!!!
Christopher is doing great thus far in his first semester of college. I cannot wait to see his grades. I have faith he will do well. He has proven to be very responsible. I had someone come up to me yesterday and tell me what an awesome job I have done with Christopher. As I always say because it is so true, I cannot take the credit for this. I gave Christopher over to God from infancy, and it is Him who has guided and taught the lessons since. I pointed him in the right direction, introduced him to Christ at a very young age, but ultimately it was him who choose to go this path. He loves the Lord and has great faith. I praise God daily for His awesomeness in Christopher's life.
Went to have dinner with my wonderful grandson last week at his job. I am so very proud of his independence. He is so hard working. I love him so much. I have three wonderful grandsons, but Logan and I have bonded in a way I have not thus far with the others. My youngest grandson, Trey, is so handsome, but we are limited in the time we get to spend together. He is such a special young man and I know he is going to go far in life. Grandma loves you Trey!
Then, there is my oldest grandson, Zach. Wish I could say I get to spend time with him, but unfortuntely this is not the case. I barely ever get to see him. Our contact is very limited. My heart hurts for him as I miss him dearly. He has his own life, however, and Grandma has to accept this. As long as he is healthy, doing well, and happy, I am happy for him. I love him with all my heart!!!
Ok, I have chatted enough for one day. I close hoping each of you a very Merry Christmas and a happier New Year!
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