A new post over at www.reallyjennifer.com
I’ve seen some blog posts lately that were the letters from the authors to themselves at a much younger age… The, “if I knew then, what I know now” wisdom posts. So, to be a “follower”, and to impart some learned lessons, I thought I would have a go at it too…
At this ripe old age of 44, I can look back at myself at 22, and see a completely different person. I’m actually amazed at the work God has done in my life thus far! If I could write a letter to myself at 22, I would say;
I know you feel like you have the world on your shoulders, and you can handle it. I know that you think perfection is expected in this life of ours, and I see how you strive for it in almost everything you do. READ MORE
My last post was about fellowship, and how important I think it is… That got me thinking about an even deeper fellowship, which is the glue that holds me together… Which got me thinking about a time when I was desperate for fellowship with a friend, or family member, and God made it clear that it was only time for Him. I then thought I should share that story with you…
My oldest son has had many challenges in his life. Much more than the average person for sure, and that has made life just a little bit more difficult for him and for those that love him. This week we celebrated his 28th birthday, so we have come a long way! We have some scars, but we also have some faith and we have clearly seen God’s hand in many of the trials we have endured. I am very proud of the man he has become…
When he was 17 he had gotten into some trouble with the law, and had gone to jail for a short period of time. This development had come after a long line of struggles and I was really exhausted. On the morning of his court date, I had to drop two of my kids off at school, and one off at a friend’s house. I had been sick, and I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for that morning as well. I dropped off all of the kids, and was heading to the courthouse when it all just overcame me. I needed to talk to my husband. I called him and he didn’t answer. So, I tried my mom. She didn’t answer. I called 3 of my friends. None of them answered. At this point I was crying and asking God where the heck everyone was!! I got on a roll and just started screaming at Him. I threw my phone across the van and really let God have it. Why? I kept asking Him. What am I supposed to do? I told Him that I needed peace and direction!
I got the courthouse and my son and his lawyer were outside the courtroom. I was informed that within the hour we could all go home. I had my doctor’s appointment, and I was still pretty upset, so I told the lawyer to drop my son off at the house, and I left. He obviously had it under control.
I arrived at the doctor’s office almost 30 minutes late. The nurse told me that I would now have to wait to be “fit in”. So, being emotionally exhausted, I agreed with the terms and found a seat. About 30 minutes later, I was moved to room on the far left of the building. I sat in there for about another 20 minutes. Then they came and READ MORE