Gratitude

Lately I have felt so blessed by so many people and things in my life. I’m in a big transition in my life right now. My husband of 19 years left to move to North Carolina. He left five weeks ago and well I have to admit it has been hard at times. 19 years is a large chunk of your life to married to anyone. My husband wanted to be back in the US and yes he wanted me to go with him, I couldn’t go. I believe I’m supposed to stay here with my family, job and my friends.

After he was gone I needed another vehicle as my suv was having a head gasket issues and I needed to find something more reliable. I looked for a month test drove, chatted with people and got vehicles looked at by my mechanic. Finally I found one and it needed some work so I asked for a price reduction on the vehicle so I could get it fixed. The lady she fixed the ball joint issue, put on two front tires and replaced the battery. She blessed me so much and now I have the best vehicle. It’s a 2007 Hyundai Santa fe. It is in immaculate condition and I did good. I’ve never had air now I do. I am so grateful that this woman came into my life and blessed me with such a fine car.

Since my husband has been gone I got a temporary position at an amazing school. I have wonderful teachers and incredible students. I love my little school a lot. I’ve been praying that I can get a continuing position that comes up right now. Ive been praying that God wants me to be at this school. I just want to be where He wants me to be. I’m learning so many great things here. If it’s suppose to be then it will happen and I feel peace about it and I know that peace only comes from the Lord.

” Let your gentleness be evident to all. The LOrd is near…………….And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:7

All my friends and family have gathered around me and I feel very loved thank you all. On the weekend my friend Ruth came by and helped me clean up all my leaves from my front lawn. I felt I had just moved them from one pile to the next. Thank you for encouraging me to keep going when I felt like giving up. I also was able to sell my suv this weekend as well.

During the first two weeks ladies from my church dropped off meals and encouraged me and wow was I ever blessed so much. Though the grief it was nice to know I was well taken care of. Today I read a piece on grief and heartbreaking hardships about them being so painful. It talked about how God allows our hearts to be stretched out of our comfort zone and how this pain can be used for His glory. During these times we realize that faith and hope go hand in hand and when hope is low, faith has the ability to back you up. When we allow God to build up our hope and faith during frief He can turn it into HIs glory and help us minister to others. When we are being stretched we must remember God will show His power and to those who come in your life. God uses everything for HIs glory. I love this nothing is wasted.

I realized that I can get through anything with Christ in my life and a network of awesome people in my life. I need to keep writing and not stop and my grief will keep working in my life and lives will continue to change no matter where I am. Those precious children I work with keep me on my toes in so many ways but loving it all.

So many blessings so many small things keep me smiling and grateful everyday. What are you grateful for today?

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