Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Wednesday This and That
I have always been a person who has a difficult time with change, which makes me kind of an enigma really, because I have always been quite pro-active when it comes to moving forward. I don't necessarily like change . . . but I deal with it and move on.
I wasn't too happy this morning when I logged onto blogger and discovered that the way of doing things has changed somewhat. I thought to myself . . . . oh no, here we go again. Another learning curve. 👵 Change can sometimes be difficult for the older, grey and wrinklies. (I am liking the new emojies though. Is that what you call them?)
But where is my reading list? Ackkk!!
Pictures seem to be uploading alot easier however, so that is a good thing. And I opened my eyes this morning, another good thing. And the best thing of all (Pinch me am I dreaming) the realisation that my sister/friend/kindred spirit friends Suzan and Valerie will be both coming to the UK in 2017. Suzan in January and Valerie in May. I cannot wait!!! To finally be able to meet in person will just be wow. 😁 Here is me grinning all over the place.
Valerie's son did his mission here in Chester. We had no idea at the time that Elder Hanchett was her son, or that we were her son's Rayner family. Funny how that goes. But probably meant to be.
I am going to try to get into the Doctors today so that my grateful heart can have a check over. I am feeling really anxious about these heart thingies. Best to be safe rather than sorry. With all that is going on with Todd at the moment, I cannot afford to be ill myself. He needs me.
I spent some of yesterday afternoon, closeted in my craft room all by myself, chatting to my sister on FB while I played with my glue gun and did a few bits and bobs. It was a great distraction. With only three weeks to go now on our Mission and Todd feeling so tired, the work has slowed down a great deal. He finds that if we don't get things done in the morning, they don't get done at all. Who knew that female hormones would have such an effect on a person. Last night I fell asleep during the Big Bang Theory only to be awakened by him snoring in the chair next to me. I usually get woken up by him saying . . . "Are you asleep?" or "Wake up!"
We both went to bed at 8:30. The price of him not having a nap in the afternoon. Afternoon naps are going to be a thing for the next few months I think. Not for me, but for him.
I could never nap in the daytime. I would never sleep at night if I did.
Things have a way of working out one way or the other. They always do. And if you don't get the result you wanted to get, it is probably for the best in the long run. There is a meaning and a purpose to everything. I know that to be true. Life has proven it to me. Perhaps a lesson needs to be learned, or experience needs to be had, growth needed, etc. Its all in the Lord's timing and sometimes the most answered prayers of all are the ones we think we didn't get an answer to. (If that makes sense.) It is still hard to understand sometimes though . . . why certain things happen, and why bad things happen to good people . . . but I guess it is all a part of enduring to the end. Faith isn't faith unless you have to cling to the edges of the boat in a storm, or . . . and this is a biggie . . . unless sometimes you are willing to get out of the boat altogether. That is the hardest thing of all . . . that and losing sight of the shore. You just have to believe that the shore is still there . . . and that you can walk on water if you just keep going and stay focused on the things which are important.
Right now the important thing is getting Todd well again and staying well myself. I started thinking yesterday that perhaps we might not put a tree up this year, but then in the next breath I thought that keeping things as normal as possible is the best way to go and so I will try to do just that. In truth sometimes though, I do long for my mother's lap to curl up in.
Don't we all.
So yeh . . . change is hard, but we adapt because it beats the alternative. I will not, no never, not ever . . . I will not ever give up. And lookie here. We have a blog post on the right blog with pictures and everything. And tomorrow it will be a little bit easier. And the next day easier still, because . . . that is how it works. This moving forward business. Each step/day/challenge . . . brings us closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, and we always emerge better than we were when we entered it. Or at least we can be if we allow ourselves.
And that's the truth. Pffftttt!
A thought to carry with you through the day.
We can do hard things.
~Sister Elaine S Dalton
In The English Kitchen today . . . Sausage with Autumn Mash. Scrummy yummy!
Have a fabulous Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to all of my American Friends. Don't stress it! Just enjoy! Don't forget!!
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And I do too!!