Peace Comes From Within

September 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Life beyond parenting, Memoir, Mothers, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , , )

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I went to A Company Of Women Last night. I had a wonderful time of fellowship,worship followed by prayer. Sometimes we all need our sanctuary to keep our sanity even if for a few hours. I have been going to this fun evening out for the last 15 years. I was given so much support when I was raising a difficult teenager. I was given the same support after my son died in a tragic car accident nine years ago. I have learned that peace comes from within us. I had to learn how to live again and keep moving forward in the good things God still has for me.  I could have become bitter and angry at God after Levi’s death but I chose instead to trust Him.

One reason I have started my blog is to help others going through difficult times. Some may know my story: I lost my son in a tragic car accident nine years ago. he was only 20. With the love and support of family and friends, I am healing and moving forward in the good things God still has for me. Even though my life was forever changed in a moment, life is still beautiful. I wake up every morning with my cup of coffee and thank God for the opportunity to spread some of His joy around. My days are not always sunshine and roses but I make the best of the situation. It is easy to let anger and bitterness take control of your life. it is harder to face the pain head on and deal with it. I chose to deal with the pain and remember God brought us through many hardships and difficulties as a single parent.

When life hands us lemons,  let us find creative ways to make better lemonade. Life as we all know can be a bitter pill to swallow. So many have been through so much with natural disasters, flooding, wild fires all over.  I cannot imagine what some families have gone through and survived. Loosing my husband and son has been difficult enough. Sometimes it is hard to find that moment of peace.

Some love to garden ( I am a reformed black thumb gardener). I have a basic back yard with not much maintenance needed. It is still nice,but not flowers to have to apologize to as they die one by one. I have a Levi pine tree in the back yard planted by some dear friends that is now 25 feet tall. Even though I do not own a beautiful back yard retreat, I enjoy sitting in my rocking chair and listening to the birds, crickets at night, and being thankful I was brough through another day safe.

 

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