Friday, April 26, 2013

Thoughts For Today -- Farewells & Other Stuff

Life can feel like a whirlwind sometimes. That's what it's like in our household right now. So much has happened in the past week and there's still lots to come.

I've had family here (Which means fun!) and there are more folks on their way. My mother had cataract surgery. Sorrowful news arrived in the mail. A friend received a diagnosis of cancer. There's another family wedding, And my grandson is supposed to arrive in four days!

I can hardly wait to meet my new grand-baby.  : )

With all that's been going on, I feel like I'm in the middle of a squall of swirling events and emotions. I'm a bit overwhelmed.

Plus right smack dab in the middle of all of this I had to say good-bye to my sister. She's heading back to Alaska and I'm hating that she has to leave. She used to live a mile from my home and I could see her whenever I wanted. I was so blessed back then and didn't even know it. Now, two visits a year is a good year.

I know she needs to go. She has a bunch of people in Alaska who are counting on her to be there. I understand that God has a plan for her life. And I know that it's not about me. But I still don't like it. And tonight I'm feeling kind of sad.

Thank goodness God doesn't waste anything. Nothing comes into our lives that He doesn't allow. And so I've decided to change my perspective and try to see things from His point of view.

  • The only reason I have to say good-bye to my Sis is because she came for a visit in the first place. How awesome that she could be here. And I'm thrilled about the amazing life she has in Alaska. God's plans are so much greater than our own. Thank you Lord! 
  • Sorrowful news can stagger us, but it draws family and friends closer. We lean on one another and on the Lord. We grow stronger. We have an awesome God!
  • Mom's surgery was a success, restoring her sight--a priceless gift. What an amazing God we have!
  • Weddings bind couples and families together. They are a new beginning, a new adventure. I am so thankful for the gift of marriage.
  • And new life -- a miracle.  Amen!

Thanking God for all of His blessings.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Bonnie,
    I love this post! You share truth so beautifully. Thank you for the reminder that we have to choose to change our thoughts. May God's grace abound.

  2. Thank you, Stephanie. Life is all about choices. I wish I'd get it right more often, but then I might forget how weak I am on my own.

    Bless you.