Believe me... this year was my year!
~What do you do when Your husband says...I don't know how to be married but you have been married for 7 years? Or when he says...I don't know how to honor you...or I don't respect you...
I...cry myself to sleep for days... but realize that doesn't make it better and begin to reflect on all the many choices I have made to bring us to a point of no return and turn that switch off...take a few steps backward and begin on a journey of making better choices, stop living in the past, prayer and healing.
Counseling helped.... bible study helped, prayer helped...Knowing what love really is...the cure!
The love of our heavenly father is the only love we can get that is unconditional and can meet all our needs. No man can. We are all sinners and we marry sinners and we expect them to be perfect and give us everything we "need".... Nobody is perfect. Not me, Not my husband... but together we worked it out with God as the center of our household!
That is real love!
~So what do you do as a store owner when the deposits are less than they should be...
Be thankful for the gift of a dream come true and know that God's in charge and all is well.
That is Inner Peace.
~ What do you do when you, at the time, thought something was all in fun then you insert your foot into your mouth to late and hurt someones feelings.... I promise it was not on purpose. In my heart of hearts I know it was not meant to hurt but it did....
Be thankful for grace and mercy and pray my asking for forgiveness will sink in sooner than later so we can get back to having fun again.
That is Forgiveness.
~ What do you do when your husband comes to you with tears in his eyes and says...Today was the worst day of the worst days and I can't stay at this job anymore...
You say... with tears in your eyes that Gods in charge and You already know what God told you to do.... And you both take yet another LEAP of Faith!
Have faith 365 days a year!
~What do you do when your mother who you have not spoken to for over 2 years...requests you as a friend on Facebook and comments on a post you just wrote about your new store...that you did not know she even knew about..."your store is so nice...I am so proud of you"...
What do you do if you have never heard the words I am so proud of you from your mother?
I embrace forgiveness yet again and
pray this is one baby step to having a relationship with my mom.
That is Restoration.
So in reflecting on this year I have found Real Love, Inner peace, Forgiveness, Faith strong enough to move mountains and restoration. This has been the best year of my life!
Next year is going to be even better....
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!