Heavy Heart . . .

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So it’s been awhile.  Life has been hectic, disappointing and simply just sad. You know, when you get to 50+ years old and experience any kind of health issue you start to re-examine your life. You realize that you’re now on the side of less years ahead of you than behind you.  I figure you have 2 ways to look at your life, either with hope or with regret.  I try to live my life with no regrets.  Having no regrets sometimes means you have to step outside of your comfort zone.  If you’re a Christian you more than likely live with hope.  Living with hope doesn’t mean life is always going to be perfect.  Living a life as a Christian has taught me to rest in peace and know that I don’t have all the answers.  Keeping your eyes and heart open for God’s direction is key.  When things don’t go the way I’d hoped they would, I have to rely on God, that He has my best interest at heart.  He has a plan for my life just like He has a plan for your life.  Life doesn’t always make sense, but if you look back on your disappointments haven’t they always turned out better for you in the long run?

I am heavy hearted because a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier this year and she is not doing well.  We have known each other for over 30 years. She is my age and has 2 beautiful daughters in their 20’s who have moved back home to help take care of their mom.  Another example of life just not making any sense.  She is a strong, independent, loving, kind, caring woman and her life has been cut wayyyy to short.  I believe she has lived a life with no regrets.

None of us know what the future holds.  I never thought in a million years that breast cancer would touch “my” life, but it did and it changed me.  As I look forward and forward is the way to look, what I know for sure . . . . . . . life really does go by in the blink of an eye . . . make the most of everyday your given . . . laugh a lot (it’s good for your soul) . . . love the people who love you back . . . don’t take those that you love and care about for granted . . . don’t sweat the small stuff . . . . . . . .  step out of your box!! . . . . . . . take a risk!!! . . . and be thankful for everything you have.  The New Year is just around the corner . . . can’t wait to see what God has for me! What about you?

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

5 responses »

  1. Sweet, wise words Ronda, thanks. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. This is so tragic. My prayers go out to her.

    It made me think of something I had to do recently. I had to write myself a letter that in six months would be mailed to me.

    It started out,

    Dear Me,

    Then we had to write about what we hoped God would do in our lives in the next six months.

    Love,
    Me

    You should try it. If you give me the letter, I will mail it to you in six months.

    Love bug,
    Micele

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