Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's Never to Late for New Beginnings!

It is almost 4 am Saturday morning and I can't sleep. The house is so quiet. I do love these moments when it seems like the rest of the world is asleep and it is just me and God, up enjoying the still, calm night.
So I was sitting here thinking, yes it's true I do that once in a while! In a few days I will celebrate the 27th anniversary of my 30th birthday! That just doesn't seem possible. I am not one who wishes to be 20 or 30 years old again. I am thankful for every birthday I celebrate.
I was sitting here thinking that age is just a number and your never to old for new beginnings. I was 22 when I gave birth to my first son, 30 when I gave birth to my second son, 34 when I gave birth to my third son. I was so blessed to be a mom to my three sons! Then when I was 40 we adopted our first daughter, 45 when we adopted our second daughter and the day before my 53rd birthday we adopted our third daughter. Mom to three awesome sons and three amazing daughters! We have also been blessed with five wonderful grandest kids!
When I was younger if anyone would have told me that I would have been a mom to six kids, ages 7-34 I would have thought they had lost their minds! I was going to be a lawyer or a photographer. I love to debate
 ( some would say argue a point, but debate seems so much nicer!)  and take pictures. Seemed logical, right?
I am so happy God doesn't always do things my way! His plans, His ways are so much better than ours.
I love this picture of  3 my grandestkids and Aunt Kennedy
My crew! I love them!
Missing three grandest kids 
In 2008 Mike and I started the Hug Away Foundation. Never would I have imagined God would send us to Ethiopia to serve love on His beautiful children there.
Jordan and I with our Ethiopian family. 
I don't share anything in my life to brag. I share because I want you to see firsthand what a awesome God we serve! And when we keep our hearts and minds open to His will what a wonderful life we will have!
I know someone is reading this thinking "she is just lucky." No I am not. I am blessed! I grew up in turmoil and  I have plenty of bad, sad, angry, mad times in my life. Plenty! But I CHOOSE not to dwell on the past and I see those times in my life as opportunity to trust God, practice my faith and persevere. I haven't always liked His answers to my that moment, but in the end I see His will and honor his answers.
It is a heart condition. I can honestly say I hold no grudge against anyone and have forgiven anyone who has ever hurt me and that is a wonderful feeling and allows me to move on to what God has planned for the next chapter of my life. Trust me folks, when you hang on to hate and anger and blame everyone for your problems, it will suck the life out of you not those who hurt you. So forgive and move on.

I better try and go get some sleep. Got a busy day ahead of me tomorrow! I pray today will be your day of new beginnings!

1 comment:

Beverlee said...

I am so blessed to have you in my life. Your obedience to God's direction for your life feeds my soul. I am continually amazed to see where God is leading you. Thank you for your words of encouragement, you are so right it is never too late for new beginnings! Bev