Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I am so happy to report that my first 55+ Fellowship..........the new name (was Senior Fellowship Network) was approved unanimously!!!!!!! We had our installation and wore a lovely yellow corsage......the luncheon was great and only had one small dessert and baked chicken with a little pasta, veggies, squash. The meeting went sooooooooo well and it just felt so good to be there and welcoming people and so many were congratulating me for taking over the presidency and also several told me if I had not stepped forward, it would have gone away, and here it has been in existence for close to 20 years!!! That was the Lord's doing.......I just felt a call!!!
Out the door soon to teach RE........my sweet little 2nd graders!!!!!!
Grace is available for each of us every day......our spiritual daily bread....but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and try not to worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow. There will be!!! Sarah Ban Breathnach
Monday, October 12, 2009
I think volunteering at my church in different groups is helping me to make changes within myself. I just feel more optimistic! Today I am planning a short talk to my 55+ group......our first get together since I took over as president. We will have a nice luncheon and chance to meet the parish staff and also it is our installation of officers with a blessing from our priest! I also am planning my RE activities for tomorrow when I get home from the luncheon (2:30 or 3PM) then back at 4 for my class that starts at 4:30. I also made low fat brownies for my 55+ luncheon and the evening commissions meeting. It was our turn to provide goodies! I NEVER add oil to my brownies.......either apple sauce or lf yogurt or even nonfat, and instead of the eggs, I substitute egg whites.......2 for one egg. Anyway, I think doing these positive things, planning and all has given me a boost in the self esteem area and I have my focus back!!!
I have not heard from my mom and when my dd called me this morning, and I told her that I haven't talked to gm since Friday, and do not plan on talking to her till the end of the week, and said I am hoping she might call. DD said, "mom, she won't......she thinks she did no wrong!" She is probably right, but I still feel good about my decision in not talking with her; I am very upbeat right now, and I just don't want to hear any negativity from my mom!
Thanks to all of you for your support; I really appreciate it so much!
A dream is what you would like for life to be and hold, but a goal is what you INTEND to make happen. Dennis Waitly
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Well, I try to overlook the selfishness and the thoughtlessness of my mom, but......I've decided to just not talk to her this week on the phone! Her conversations with me are just getting me down........so much that I almost went to the store to buy some chocolate,BUT I did not!!! OK, here is what happened. I called her yesterday.....started out fine; she asked me what was new and I told her that I was preparing for a big day this coming Tuesday (I am the new president of the 55+ fellowship at my church) and that is the same day as my RE class and back in the evening for a commissions meeting; and I told her this.......a very busy day....being at my church from 10:30 to almost 9PM....with two drives home for 1 hour inbetween. You know what she said......."Poor Bill, what is he going to do for his meals!!!!" I wanted to hear, you have a lot on your plate, but it sounds like fun and hope your back holds up or something to support me! NO........didn't get that, so I just said "are you kidding me?" Did I just hear you right? She laughed and I told her I was too upset to talk any longer and then told her goodbye and hung up! I then proceeded into the kitchen, ranting and raving! I made a huge batch (6 cups of hot air popcorn and sprayed it with spray butter) and ate it all!!! then called my DD.......and told her all the above! She said, "mom does that really surprise you........because grandpa never fixed his own meals!!" And, mom, she is not supportive!!She is not thinking about you! IT is true........I will have food for Bill......even tho I know he can take care of himself. I am so done going out of my way, calling my mom every day. I am planning on going up there for the weekend of the 24th, and now I really don't know if I want to be around her!!!! Didn't I just blog on my nonsupportive mom last weekend????? Yes, is the answer!
(oh, yes, we are picking up the car this afternoon........they said it was bad gasoline and dh has been getting gas from that station for years so we will see)!
Thanks to all of you for letting me vent.......I feel better and no chocolate for me!!!!!!
Friday, October 09, 2009
Here is another entry from my daily devotional. It seemed fitting since I've read a few blogs on grief, divorce, pain.
Each hurt has a different life span.
Divorce has a long life span, especially when children are involved. Death has a long life span too. Dr. Joyce Brothers told me the other day after her husband, Milt died that she grieved for over a year after his death. Many well-meaning friends tried to hurry her through her grief process, encouraging her to "get over him." Day by day, little by little, life got better. She ran on auto pilot to make it through the day. Then one day, she found herself smiling again.
Yes, hurts have different life spans. The point I want to make is this: the pain you are feeling today, whatever your hurt, will pass in time. It will leave a scar. But you will get through it. TRUST GOD and your own healing process.......you WILL smile again......I promise.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Thursday, October 08, 2009
I liked this in my Power for Life daily devotional and wanted to share it.
Have you ever felt like a minority of one?
A little boy in Italy at the end of the last century did. He believed God had called him to sing. One day he visited a voice teacher to get an appraisal. The teacher listened, and after he was finished stated emphatically, "Your voice sounds like wind crashing through a shutter. You're the WORST singer I've ever heard."
Not to be detoured, the boy looked for any opportunity to learn to sing. He sang Neapolitan folk songs on the street and at age nine, joined the parish choir. It wasn't until he was a teenager that he took his first voice lesson. Who was this boy with the big desire to sing? Enrico Caruso, one of the world's greatest tenors.
NEVER let others' opinions keep you from pursuing your God-given dreams.
There is a future hope for you, and your hope will NOT be cut off. Proverbs 24:14
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