The past year has been a whirlwind of emotional changes in our family. Life-changers, such as:
- our son and daughter-in-love separated
- husband enrolled as a full-time student at the School of Cosmetology
- my almost-87 year old Mother passed away
- my sister (my only sibling) moved to Florida
I admit I did not fare well this past fall, winter, and spring – it was a mix of sadness, grief, resentment, and long bouts of no sunshine! I was angry, bitter, and pitiful. I was wallowing and drowning. You get the picture and it isn’t pretty.
But, then God used my “other son” and a wonderful (fairly new) natural modality of Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination and my world changed! I had a couple of sessions with him and we began balancing the stressors in my life. I learned my body was intolerant to grief (imagine that!) and several other major things. Not only emotional things but physical too and now I am beginning to heal. It is exciting and I’ve been given a new lease on life!
One of the sad moments this past spring was realizing my favorite girl, Hannah, would not be coming to stay with us this summer. She has been with us every single summer since she was 5 1/2 years old and she is now 16 1/2!
But, then God changed all of that and we had Hannah, our favorite girl, and Simon, our favorite boy (10) stay with us for two FULL weeks. It was wonderful! We hiked, we camped (cabin’ed), picnic’ed, lit bonfires, picked berries, watched movies, ate pizza, and had a special time. Not expecting it to happen made it even more special!
But, now they’re gone and what’s left is a pile of dirty sheets and an empty room.
The “after” is quiet and rather lonely but I’m okay. The Lord has been really close to me these recent weeks and it feels good to be on the up-side of things. Nothing else has changed, but I did.
- my son and daughter-in-love will probably divorce
- my husband has his NC license and is working in a local salon (fyi: he did hair 25 years ago and did a full-circle career thing)
- my mom’s still gone
- my sister’s still in Florida
The after is far better than the “during” and the sun has come out and I am much, much better than I was.
Life is God & God is always good!
Hannah said, “Let Your handmaid find grace in Your sight.” So she went her way….and her countenance was joy! 1 Samuel 1.18 (my paraphrase)