Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Life Lessons

When I started this blog years ago, my intention was to keep it real about motherhood & wifehood.  Over the years I have had many struggles.  Which led to me not being able to keep up with my blog like I wanted to.  The truth is the struggle  is not over and life has become increasingly difficult as I am navigating through deep dark waters that I have never been through before.    I am learning that everyone has their own version of the truth.  Everyone takes sides-even if they say they don't. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but, that does not make it the truth.  I am thankful for friends who tell me the truth, I am thankful for friends whose version of the truth causes me to run into my Father's arms.

As this year comes to a close, there are many life lessons that I have learned and am still learning.  One thing I know for sure is that as much as I want to fast forward many parts of life, I know that certain things are necessary to do to get where I want to be, even if those things are painful and difficult.  And that is a hard, hard pill to swallow.  Where I want to be is in a place of peace and  health for myself and my children. 

So here are my Life Lessons-not in their entirety but a long list nevertheless:
  • Lesson #1  From my sister:  "When people show you who they are, believe them".
  • Lesson #2  God Loves the people you hate.
  • Lesson#3   Work Hard.
  • Lesson#4   Play Hard.
  • Lesson#5   Love  Hard- even in light of the fact that all life will end one day.
  • Lesson#6   Don't ever forget to love and take care of yourself, if you don't, who will?
  • Lesson#7   Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to say, "No."
  • Lesson#8   Sometimes the  hardest thing to do is to say "No More!"
  • Lesson#9   It's okay to do things your way-even if it's not perfect.
  • Lesson#10 It's okay not to be a superhero. 
  • Lesson#11 No matter what you do or say God Loves you-completely.
  • Lesson#12 Travel!  Even if that means opening a book or looking at an atlas.
  • Lesson#13 Watch the sun set.
  • Lesson#14 Watch the sun rise.
  • Lesson#15  Reach back and help those who are where you have been.
  • Lesson#16  Reach out and help those who want to be where you are.
  • Lesson#17  Tell those you love, that you love them, they can't read your mind.
  • Lesson #18  Thank God for the little things, that's where he usually shows himself Big.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I think that post was pretty good! I may even blog myself. I am quoting you when you stated that you intendened on keeping your blog real...But "keeping it real?" I don't know if people are ready for a SAHM to "keep it real" many people think that we have it so easy. So far from the truth.