Category: Blessing

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Resilient

During a recent talk with my therapist she asked about my father. I hadn’t really talked about him much (you can learn more about him here) and once she added everything up she said, “You’re resilient.” Also, while in a virtual meeting at work a while back, a coworker described me as steadfast. What’s interesting is the word steadfast is on the list of … Read More Resilient

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A Double Portion in 2021

Tonight while on a call the facilitator asked for prayer requests. Over and over again I rehearsed my prayer requests only to decide not to speak. And then she asked again. And again – and again and every time she asked I bit my tongue and hid my requests in my heart. After others had shared their prayer requests, she shared her own and … Read More A Double Portion in 2021

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No Coincidences

My brother and I handle my mom’s finances. And every month on the 3rd, my brother goes to the bank for my mom. He withdraws money from her account, gives her some cash and sends the rest of it to me to pay her bills. Since I’m in town and was already on my way to her place, he suggested I take the money … Read More No Coincidences

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Contentment

On Saturday, I spent some uninterrupted time with my dad. It was both beautiful and scary as I’m always aware of the risk we’re taking in this Covid world. As we’re talking, he shares some of his frustrations but also his joy. In his exact words he said, “I’ve had a good life, if I were to go tomorrow I’d be ok.” And that … Read More Contentment

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Full Circle

I used to be so jealous when my friends were getting married. It was if I was watching them get the one thing I wanted and prayed God would do for me. And it didn’t happen once, it happened over and over again. I remember being in weddings and taking moments to myself to get myself together. Between the smiles I was fighting to … Read More Full Circle

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