There are several times when I have felt like I just couldn’t win no matter what I did. Running late in the morning, off to a bad start, yelling at the kids, wishing that I could be that sweet voiced mother even though I wanted to scream. But, what I have learned is that I can.
There are many things in life I wanted to be as a little girl. A doctor, a world traveler, a nurse. I became the latter, and I love what I do. A nurse brings so much life to others, and it makes me smile just to know that I can brighten others days by simply being present in their time of need. Speaking of nurses, Its Nurses Week. To all of you nurses reading this, You are Special!
The world is so full of things that keep us occupied, out of touch with reality, and fill our minds with distractions. The more technology we are exposed to it seems the less we feel connected. Which doesn’t really make sense.
Have you ever felt like you’ve been set apart? I know I have. When I was a little girl, I loved playing with three other best friends outside and we would laugh and make up games that would keep us busy all day. There was one day specifically I remember that they stopped talking to me. I looked out my window and could see them at the park playing and running around together, it made me a little jealous.
Life is amazing. It’s almost April and the year is going by so quickly. So, how are you holding up? Me, I’ve had a few times this year already I felt like I was losing. But, as I’m learning you just roll with the punches and keep going. My daughter is graduating in May, and I’m not really sure how I’m doing. Helping her plan for the future had been a long haul and some days I’m just not sure how I’m holding up.
Have you ever asked yourself this question? I have. On more than one occasion and in more than several scenarios. My life has been far from easy and I’ve been faced with many times I knew I would fail. Why? Because I believe that I was in a season of wanting to do things my way and not Gods.
I have to say that connection with the outside world is becoming more and more overwhelming. Children are learning how to build their knowledge of social media at an alarming rate. Who can agree with me on this? It seems as though we all go off to our corners every day, school, work, life, and as soon as we come back together everyone’s still distracted by their electronics. I am guilty of using my phone during dinner to check email, or sending a text during a family movie. It all really needs to stop and we have had many family talks regarding this topic. Here’s a few things we’ve implemented in our home to help bring the family closer together when the world is pushing us apart.
As I remember back to when I was about 20, I would dream of being married, creating fine details in my mind. Everything from the white fence surrounding the house, to the front porch with rocking chairs you could watch the sunsets, the number of kids I would have, the type of dog, and the places we would travel together.
I remember back to middle school, and I was beginning a new school right smack dab in the middle of the year. As I walked in I could feel stares from others as I walked through the halls to the main office. I wasn’t sure what people were thinking, but their expression didn’t speak of anything good.
Has there ever been a season in your life that you wondered why you’re here? What is it exactly that God would have you do with your life? Each day brings a new challenge filled with frustration and you just can’t catch a break? I’m raising both hands here.