When I read this passage (“It takes as long as it takes”) from Kelly Rae Roberts’ latest electronic newsletter it struck me right in the heart at just the right time. Actually Kelly was referring back to a difficult time in her life when she was still trying to do it all… while still mourning the loss of a miscarriage, decorating a new home, acclimating to new surroundings, hiring new employees and adding more business ventures to her (already) full plate….her body finally broke… morphing her fragile emotional state into a real physical disease that put her to bed for weeks.
When asked how long it would take to get back on her feet…she was told “It takes as long as it takes” with added words of wisdom…” Be gentle on yourself.”
I doubt there is not a single person reading this post today that hasn’t experienced something similar…at some point in their life. In our minds we can overcome whatever disappointment has befallen us with hard work…pushing the unfortunate incident out of our minds by pushing even harder to achieve in other areas. It never works.
At some point something slows us down…(usually that “something’ comes crashing down) because we have wrongly been trying to bury the problem deep within us instead of reconciling it with God. We learn we can’t do it alone.
Some Fridays I feel like a broken record…Here I go again to the Wound Care Center in Mt. P…still filled with hope that this foot will be healed when the bandages come off during one appointment… though that scenario isn’t as bright as it once was…it has cautiously dimmed. Sometimes I think I am almost afraid to be too optimistic because the disappointment increases accordingly.
Still…Someone else won’t let me concede or give in to sadness or self-pity…God assures me it will heal…but like Kelly’s doctors told her “ It will take as long as it takes.” This is my lesson in patience and letting God speak to me instead of telling Him what I want Him to do and when.
God hasn’t steered me wrong yet…and even though I might feel somewhat “adrift” at times…I can see the lantern on shore beckoning and welcoming me back on solid ground with two strong feet.
So until tomorrow...”Fear not…Jesus is already there.”
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Luke and Chelsey are camping out in the Utah mountains…Youth, Adventure…so happy for them! So while we are having a heat wave…(upper seventies yesterday) …Luke told me they have had two feet of snow since yesterday and its not even close to stopping. “Absolutely incredible!” for this southern born and raised couple.
We also had an adventure right here in Summerville…as we entered into the art world with Anne and Helen’s Exhibition yesterday afternoon and evening. Good crowd…lots of fun! Talented Anne played and entertained us with her fiddle, along with a fellow band instrumentalist-Cindy Rossi. Delicious hors d’œuvres….just a lot of fun! The paintings just looked like they belonged to the house…so pretty!
Lots of wonderful church supporters…and Don even showed us his magical trick…carrying two glasses of wine with his eyes closed…a hit at every party. 🙂
One of the crowd’s favorites!
*And look what I get to have for breakfast this morning…well perhaps half for breakfast today and the other half Saturday…Gin-g stopped by and brought me a BIG blueberry muffin. Thanks Gin-g!!!