Friday, February 18, 2011

Learning to Accept Today

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. ~Psalm 62:5

There is a deep inner peace that comes with learning to accept things as they are today. Yes I have hopes and dreams and desires to fulfill but today I am learning to accept where I am.

There is no sense in fighting it. Worrying about tomorrow won't change it.

Today I am healing. I am not lost to the One Who Heals. I am resting in the palm of His hand. 

Acceptance has not come instantly. There are feelings that are valid and real and necessary to work through and acknowledge. Grief. Anger. Frustration. Tears were cleansing. But the stage of acceptance is necessary for change to occur.

I not only accept myself and my circumstances, but I see that I am accepted. Cared for. Loved.

And I am grateful.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stirring Up Spring

Last week the temps were below zero - this week they will continue to rise into the 50s by Friday. Winter is by no means over here in the Midwest, but its nice when the sun begins stirring up Spring.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Dearest Valentine

"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" ~Song of Solomon 6:3

The weather is unseasonably warm for the Midwest today, with the sun shining bright, and birds can actually be heard singing outside my window. How can my heart not skip a few beats as my thoughts turn to the hope of Spring, the season of if a lover who has been away a long time returns....

♥Happy Valentines Day♥


Monday, February 07, 2011

A Tune A Day

I'm getting ready to hop in the shower and head to my morning painting class at the local community college for the first time in two weeks, but first I wanted to stop by and say thank-you to all those who have contacted me, left comments of thoughtful prayers and well wishes, and offered support and encouragement along the way.

I am post-operation and found to be cancer free! And though I am now without a thyroid, the massive tumor being found to be attached to it after all, and my body is adjusting to this a little slower then the average person, I can already tell how much better I will be feeling, having been able to trace the onset of my symptoms back over the last four years.

I am eager to move forward. To put into practice a life I have been training for. Becoming the me I was created to be. It is not an overnight transformation, but a steady moving forward step-by-step process, not knowing entirely the big picture, but having a growing sense of the next right step.

And then the next one. and then the next.

"Give us each day our daily bread." ~Luke 11:3