Don’t ever tell yourself, “I got it made” or “Life is a piece of cake.” I swear as soon as you say that; you will be shut down.
This has been a rotten week. I am glad this is Friday. Hoping for a new week with less stress and sadness.
I was with my family during the loss of a family member. A viewing one day, the funeral the next day.
I have had issues with a family member also. It is plum crazy when the issues arise and for the love of God; I don’t know what the problem is. The other party won’t open up and therefore I am left with a feeling of being helpless and lost.
I also lost a very close friend to the same disease that took my brother; Multiple System Atrophy. I tell you; she was one strong fighter. She carried hope and a bright spirit to the end.
I wasn’t expecting it and my emotions ran a muck. Maybe with a prior funeral and then this major loss, I went over the top with my tears. I will miss you forever and ever Bonnie.
I am a pretty emotional person. With the final encounter; I found my blood pressure rising, my neck was hurting along with my head. My stomach ached and I felt like I had been tossed to the wind.
My girlfriend has been helping me through this. She has reminded me of how to take issues I can not fix and give them over to the Lord. I am doing this and I have found myself calmer and now laughing again. The problem isn’t fixed but knowing God has this covered and will fix it; I can go about my life.
She told me something that I really like repeating over and over in my head.
Lord, let me see through your eyes. Let me hear through your ears. Let me love through your heart.
She also gave me a precious song to listen to and I play it often. It brings me comfort.
So although this week has been a big blow to my spirit; I have also learned I am strong because I am protected by a shield of love.