Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Eleanor Roosevelt
As age creeps upon me, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Thinking can be good and it can be dangerous! Within the past year, I’ve been asking myself “what is life all about”?
What I have come to realize is that life is not about wishing to be in some other place or in some other time.
Life is about what I really want. I want to embrace what life I have left with open arms. Embrace Christ as my Father; embrace my husband, my children, and all my beautiful grandchildren. I want to take the time to feel the sun on my face as well as the rain, to feel the cold outside without dreading it. To really feel Love and appreciate it!
Life is more than a race to see how much non-essential “stuff” you can own. I want to live a life of Grace instead of a rushed life of effort. I want take time to be a Wife, Mother, and Grandmother as well as a follower of Jesus Christ without being in a hurry! I feel as though I have rushed all my life and I’m ready to slow the pace down a little!
I’ve also come to realize that no one is ever really going to understand the journey I am on, because they have not walked the same path I have, no more than I could understand your journey. Once the decision is made in reference to the way you want to live the rest of your life, it is an exhilarating feeling. I want to be free to feel and grow the way God planned me to be and to appreciate the world for the beauty that it holds, right now.Life is about taking a chance. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Most of the time you just have to go for it! And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be.
God is in control and to me that is a Win-Win situation!
To be continued . . . . . .