Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When life falls apart, love falls into place

Have you ever simply gone to your own little place to try and deal with everything that is coming at you from seemingly all directions at once and you don't know what you should be dealing with first so you don't deal with anything? That's what this past year has felt like. I can honestly say that the stepping stones I've been climbing have brought me to a better place. There are a lot of things that have been going on that simply needed to be taken care of by myself and there really wasn't anyone on earth that could help me. I'm so grateful for a loving Father in Heaven that listens and answers all prayers one way or another. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes the answer is no, sometimes it's not right now; however there is always an answer received. It's just that we need to be still long enough to listen to that answer.

I have a firm and steadfast belief that there is a reason for everything, a season for all things and that this lifetime of experiences we are living can be a benefit to those around us, a teaching experience for ourselves and can ultimately bring us closer to those we call family and to our Creator.

I love the line from the movie "Hope Floats" it's near the end of the movie and Sandra Bullocks character is remembering what her mother told her... "beginnings are scary, endings are sad yet it's what's in the middle that counts" This past year has been one of beginnings and endings, both scary and sad and yet I know that what was learned in the "middle" is what has counted.
It's hard to let go of those things that are "comfortable" and try on something new, yet when we do stretch out and expand our comfort zone we usually find something that we might not even have known we were missing. Now is the time that I continue to stretch that comfort zone I was in and energetically and excitedly step into what comes next...


Andrea said...

This is so true. But sometimes so hard to remember. Thanks for reminding me!

helloholley said...

I'm praying for you Shelly....I've had a hard 4 years....but this last year has been a doosy for me too!!! I throw myself into papercrafting which helps....good luck to you and God Bless ;)