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!
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.
I can remember about 5 years ago, I stopped at a store to shop and had my three children with me. At the time, they were ages 13 and my twins were 7. I was supposed to run into the store rather quickly, grab what I needed, and run back out. But, if you are a parent I’m sure you can relate when I say things don’t always go as planned.
There are many things in life that we take for granted. I have to raise my hand here because I am guilty myself of taking daily situations for granted that I should be thankful for.
Have you ever really struggled to trust and believe that God is who he says he is? I know I’ve been in that place several times and in the midst, found myself wondering how I got there.
” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
I love to read. Funny, because when I was a child I despised it. If it wasn’t something that I needed to read for school, then forget it. And even then it was a chore to get me to read my required reading. I would rather sit and put toothpicks in my eyes. Okay, maybe not that bad, but it was at the bottom of my list of things I disliked. Wow, how things have changed.
Pain is inevitable.
I once heard a quote ” God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis.
My first thought was how profound this quote is. How many times have I ignored those little soft whispers and especially the very loud shouts God uses to get our attention.
One afternoon, the kids and I were out shopping at a local store for a few items. We checked out, were walking to the car, and just as I unlocked the doors, it started pouring out of no where. Like literally, soaking -wet- sloshy- shoes kind of rain. It was cloudy, but no real indication that it was going to rain cats and dogs.
Struggling to keep your marriage alive? In balance? Wondering where is God in all this?
I know what that’s like.
About 7 years ago, I was in a marriage that had me wishing I could run far, far, away and never return. It was not good for either of us. I felt my blood pressure rise with each passing day and it was all I could do to have a good day and not wake up with a headache.
Loyalty. According to the dictionary it is,”the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.” (Dictionary.com). In life there are many things that I consider myself loyal to. I am loyal to my church, a few close friends, family, husband, children, and also you could include my favorite clothing and running shoe brand. Last, theres my favorite supplement and nutrition company that has helped me make adjustments to my health, and I will probably be a Lifer to them as well. Has there ever been a time in your life where you struggled with being loyal? Heres my dilemma…