Oh, it’s Monday, and a new week begins. I don’t know if I’m ready for it or not, but ready or not, it will begin.
We had a wonderful Easter yesterday. All 3 of my children, plus my granddaughter, came to church!! That is the best feeling–being at an all out worship of the risen Jesus with all three of them by my side!!
Back to my house–Cara, Ryan and Lydia went to Ryan’s grandmother’s–Andrew and Lindsay came back to my house. Lucky for me that Lindsay loves to cook!! All I had to do was pop the ham into the oven, and she did the rest.
Andrew’s girlfriend arrived shortly before 6–Cara, Ryan and Lydia arrived at 6–and we enjoyed a wonderful meal (thank you, Lindsay!!) together.
Then, Andrew’s girlfriend’s (Danielle) children arrived at 7–and I tell you–we had a houseful!! But, it was so wonderful to have everyone together.
Best of all–this is the second weekend we have all been together–and there have been no arguments, no snide remarks from one to the other, no references to the past.
So, my feelings were headed in the right direction. What has occurred in the past with one person’s remark deflecting off another in a flash-fire type reaction all started with me.
I have moved on from the past, forgiven the past. I no longer feel anger regarding this–only sadness and compassion.
All the hard work, tears, pain, anguish and crying out to the Lord have been so worth it. I can see the difference in my family in a big way.
We are happy together–we enjoy one another–and the past no longer weighs us down.
While I was in church yesterday and the message was being spoken, I had some thoughts come to me. I jotted them down as I listened. I’m thinking that maybe I should start writing some poetry again. I did this in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it–something to be thinking about…..
Well, I’d better think about getting ready to start the day…….
Have a good one!!