"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Momentary waterleak...

It's not often I spring a leak...who has the time? 

 But apparently I was due, and so on the couch in my parents livingroom, I had a brief blubbering session.  It lasted a few minutes, while mom sat by and lent me a tissue and a few words of encouragement. 

I'm all better now....just needed to let it out.  It was one part pent-up frustration, one part discouragement and one part out-of-the-blue. 

Sometimes the reality of day-to-day living just looks bleak.  But, usually it's not as bleak as I make it out to be.  I just forget for a few minutes.

Thanks for holding my hand, saying a prayer and sending me back on my way, mom!  The bootstraps are pulled up and I'm choosing JOY for the rest of today...tomorrow's a new day. 
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
(George Bernard Shaw)

5 comments:

vivien said...

terri, i am not a person who "springs a leak" often either, but there is nothing like a good cry once in awhile to make you feel better!

you are a blessing to many! :)

Sharon said...

Glad you stopped by to get a tissue! Mommies always have then on hand!

Christine said...

I understand those days! Hope each day since has included more joy. Love you!!

lindsey said...

Glad your Mum was close by to sit and listen. I am praying for you...that you know Gods abundant blessings throughout the days, weeks, months ahead. Our God is a great big God!! x

Mrs.Rabe said...

We all get those kinds of days...it is so good to be able to share it and then get our focus right!

There is no perfect life - no life without struggle of some kind. But we have such a God who holds us and guides us through! He is the one who will point the way we should go and send us in the direction He has for us. I know for me, sometimes I am so busy trying to head a direction, that I miss that I am already where He wants me to be for now!

Sorry for the novel...I appreciate your honesty and your openness.

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