Posted by: mylovingheart | May 12, 2013

Love the Journey!

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“Are we there yet?” was often spoken in the car on one of our many trips as a family when I was growing up.  I hated being in the car.  I just wanted to get there and skip over the time that it took to get there.  Often times my brother and I would just sleep in the backseat in hopes that it would make the trip not seem so long.  Once I became an adult and had children of my own, I remember once saying “Look kids there is the Grand Tetons”.  They were 4 and 7 at the time and had already endured 10 days in the mountains of Montana and in Yellowstone National Park.  They did not look up from their coloring books and said that the mountains all looked the same to them.  My husband and I were just amazed at these majestic mountains, and to them it seemed like once you have seen one you have seen them all.  As a family we have always loved to travel and explore new places, but I have to say the richest journeys were the simple day to day things of life that made life rich for me.  The people and the experiences that we had all met throughout our lives had enriched us in so many ways.

I was always impatient.  Never did I like to wait for things, especially if it was something that I didn’t like to do.  Often I would just want to ask again “Are we there yet?” in order for it to be over with and I could move on to bigger and better things.  It was only after the children moved out of the house and my husband passed away did I realize that now I have a whole new journey to my life.  For me it made me take a long hard look at my life and knew that I was going to have to surrender to wanting to hold on to the past and accept God’s will for my life.  The other thing was that it was going to take time.  That I was not going to be able to just rush through this process, because I needed to heal and embrace all of the possibilities of what was yet to come.  To become quite comfortable with who I am and most of all to just take time to enjoy the ride without any expectations of where my destination was going to be.  For someone who likes to control their world, that last part was not going to come easy.  What it also required was letting God prune me.  He needed to remove the things that no longer served me anymore so that I could come into fruition the woman he wanted me to be.

What have I learned along the way so far ….

Life isn’t fair, but it is still good.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Life is too short– enjoy it!

It is okay to let your children see you cry.

It’s never too late to be happy, but it’s all up to you and no one else.

When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

Always choose life.

Believe in miracles.

All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

and the best is yet to come ….

Do I still want to know what God has planned for me?  Sure, but it will only happen in His timing, not mine.  There are so many hopes, dreams and desires I have for the future.  What I do know is that every day is part of the journey that I have come to love.  It is filled with all that life has to offer.  I have absolute faith in what God has promised for my life.  Life is a journey that I hope you will also continue to embrace and let’s join it together!  It will be filled with LOVE, JOY and PEACE!


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