This year has been a hard one for many people, us included. Money is tight. Hurricane Mathew hit our area hard and caused setbacks as well. Life has been a struggle.
I wasn’t sure I would be able to give the kids much for Christmas, which is a pretty big deal at our house. My kids don’t usually get a lot throughout the year, so at Christmas they usually get bigger gifts and things. This year the money just wasn’t there for us to do that.
I prayed about it. I felt led to ask online for help, not expecting anything in return. In doing so, our family was truly blessed by others this year, who saw to it my kids had most of their wishes come true. It has been a true Christmas miracle.
Everyone received something important for them. Jack got lots of Dinosaurs, Laycie got a Doc McStuffin’s cart for doctoring her toys, Emma got pencils and art supplies, Win got video games and a new system. Each of them went shopping and bought gifts for each other and we also baked to give to family this year.
Even though Christmas began as a struggle, it has ended up being one of our best Christmas’s yet. I’m very thankful to each of those who helped to make this Christmas happen. You have shown my family the meaning of true friendship and caring. God bless you all!
You see in all my failed relationships, the other person has always pointed the failure towards me, yet I never felt the failure was completely my fault. The men in my life have always tried to make me feel that I was the problem, that it wasn’t them. They have told me that I would continue to find the same problems over and over because, well, that problem was me.
Honestly, I was beginning to believe them. Then Donald came along and he has worked to change my thinking. Trust me, it’s been really hard for him to do but this movie confirmed what he’s told me since we met.
You see, it was never me that was the problem. It wasn’t really them that was the problem either. The real problem was that these guys I was with were never meant for me. Since they weren’t right for me, our relationships could never work. It wasn’t anything either of us did, it was simply the wrong person for me to be with.
Now I know that’s easy to see now but it wasn’t so easy to see when I was with them. And walking away doesn’t make it easy to see when you have been told over and over that you are the problem. Sometimes it takes a HUGE wake-up call, like hearing it said straight out in a random movie, to make you realize, “Hey, I’m not the problem here!”
We can never be happy with the wrong person. God created us each to be unique and He created each of us to fit one other unique individual. That individual is our other half, the love of our life, our soulmate.
I’m blessed to have truly found mine, to know of his love for me, for my children, for our family and our life together. Sure things aren’t always perfect because we’ve both been brainwashed by being in the wrong relationship before finding one another and finding our right relationship, but we work hard to heal and love and move forward together. We are learning to forgive, to depend on each other and to embrace our life as it should be with one another.
When love is right, it’s just right. You know it wholeheartedly. I’m so thankful to have found my love in Don and also to have found this healing piece of truth from something so simple as this.
Well, I suppose from this post you can guess that I do. I go completely off track with my thinking and I feel that my brain is constantly going 100% all of the time. I am always thinking of something and yet of nothing at all. Not of importance at least.
Then there is the forgetfulness. Sometimes I think so much that I forget mid-sentence what I was just thinking about. For example, today I was talking to Donald, asking him about his day. I was about to ask him something specific and mid-thought I completely forgot!
Now this isn’t a big deal for something small but forgetfulness and randomness because an issue with bigger things. Like forgetting to call in a medication script for my daughter. Or forgetting to write out a blog post for the week or for a review item. Forgetting you made an appointment for Thursday. (Yes, I did that one this week! Eek!!)
I often feel that my blog posts are random as well. I’d like to find a way to make them more structured and more focused but how can you do that when you have trouble focusing yourself?! I contribute it to my undiagnosed ADD. Or is it ADHD? I’m pretty sure I have one of those and I know my poor kids do as well.
So how do you manage to keep your thoughts in order and stop being random with them? How do you create posts that are structured and more organized? Any tips you have for me? Feel free to leave me any ideas you may have in a comment below. I look forward to all of your suggestions.
Random sky pic from a few months back.
On an additional note we’ve reached 700 blog posts at Luv’N Lambert Life and have many more to come! This particular post is my first written and posted with Open Live Writer. So far I’m loving this blog writing software and look forward to using it for my posts from now on. All the ease of blogging with a format like a word processor program. Added benefit is that there is a word count tool built in too! (So far this post is at 389 words and counting.) You can even link up and add images to your posts right from Open Live Writer. Awesome right?
Well that’s it from me tonight. Hope you all have a blessed week!