What do people blog about when they think they should "check in" but they really don't have anything to say? Maybe I've run my course now that I've answered all your questions! Wow, is that all I had was one year's worth of blogs? Ok, I am kidding - sort of. I really feel like I don't have anything to share but that I should check in.
Thank you all so much for having fun with me through all the questions and answers. That really was enjoyable for me. Also, I wanted to tell you about sending my donation to Mossy Foot. I sent it off last Friday and as I had said previously I was going to have faith that God would provide the money. In perfect "God style"...two days after I sent that donation, I received a refund to my account for a return that I had forgotten about. It was for $3.22 more than I sent. How cool is that?
Some random updates for you. I go to the attorney in the morning to finalize some things for our legal separation. I hate all of this but know that it is necessary. I am trusting God to give wisdom and discernment. The legal separation should be final by the end of March. Hard to believe that for now our family has dissolved. Hard to trust God that He will supply all of our needs. But when there is no other option - trusting God is made that much easier. Does that make any sense? On one hand it's hard, but there's no other option. HE has never let me down. HE doesn't know how to.
The kids are doing pretty well. Counseling continues and baby steps are being taken. I love the relationship I have with both of them. One of them is making some really poor choices, but I made some of those same choices at his age. I am glad to be able to sit with him and share instead of condemning him so that he'll never come to me again. Single parenting - I think I am okay with it.
Physically I am not doing as great as I once was. But I am not bed bound and boy, that feels great! I hope to never again take the little things for granted. Spiritually I am trying to really listen to God instead of doing so much talking. I believe He is trying to tell me something and I don't want to miss it. I am doing Beth Moore's Esther study and loving it. God has a plan for each of our lives. A destiny. I sure don't want to miss mine.
Well, I just wanted to check in. Tell you again how much you all mean to me. God has placed you in my life for this season and I am so grateful. The newest verses that I am memorizing for the year are: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort that we ourselves have received from God. 2 Cor 1:3 & 4.
Thanks for showing comfort to me. I pray that I am able to bring some sense of comfort to those of you who are experiencing some kind of trouble. Again, thanks for taking this journey with me.