I am leaving town! Adios, Goodbye! My family and I are making the trip back to Ohio this week, I am very excited to see my family. Especially my Granny, she was diagnosed with terminal Lung Cancer back in April. She is on in-home Hospice and is also showing signs of Dementia.
I love my Granny so much and will miss her terribly when she is gone. She has always shown me unconditional love, that is how I will remember her.
I am praying for Gods peace to surround her the rest of her days. I am praising Him that He has a better place for her, a place where I will be with her much longer than I am without her.
On another note, I get to see my sisters, my nieces and nephew, my parents (including the grand ones), and friends! I am looking froward to laughing, sharing and catching up.
Family, they are so very important. I have in the past not placed enough value in the meaning of Family. Especially after I became a believer. Yes, I know, read that again, it doesn't sound quite right does it? "I have in the past not placed enough value in the meaning of Family. Especially after I became a believer."
I felt misunderstood by them, and sadly, I pulled away. I allowed a religious mindset to separate me from them, instead of allowing the Love of God to draw me to them. But, honestly, I didn't see it for what it was.
But now, I think once we have received the love of God in our hearts one of the best places to let it overflow into is our families. It is my belief that part of the problem is that instead of receiving God's love, we receive the do's and dont's of religion. Instead of hearing about how the Spirit will work in us changing us from glory to glory as we receive and believe God's love for us, we hear what the outside stuff is supposed to look like. When what we see on the outside in the lives of others does not line up, we take a prideful stand in the name of the Lord, and in a sense, reject them. Sad. I did this.
My heart has been changed about my family. I love them All. I want to reach out and let the love that God has shown me flow into their lives. I want them to know that I love them, and it no longer matters if I feel they love me the same. Because the One who matters most, DOES!
I started writing this post to simply let you know, I may not be back for awhile. I may or may not get the chance to post, read comments, or visit you for the next two or three weeks. Because I will be soaking up the sun and fun with my friends and family in Ohio!
Dear Frustrated Mother in the Parking Lot
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