Looking Up, Not Down
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes, thoughts, and prayers. It really means a lot.
The good news is, the house is sold; we got a full price offer on the second day. Yay us! My mother is relieved beyond measure. My parents have not been able to use the house in two years and it has been an emotional and financial burden. They took a loss, of course, but at least now it's over.
TC and I feel the need to go home and get back to our routine. This has been an emotional upheaval, but I've been doing some devotional reading that has helped to change my perspective.
Gratitude. Why am I sad that my father is terminally ill? He's lived a very long and blessed life. I am grateful to have had him through the majority of my life. He's always been the rock in our family and his inevitable passing is part of the circle of life. He is completing his journey, while little Rebecca Joyce, my granddaughter, is almost ready to begin hers (due February 14).
Once I started to change my perspective, I felt far less anxious and much more peace.
My goal today is to look up, not down. I want to complete the trip back home today safely, and handle the burdens of tomorrow with calm, peace, gratitude and grace.