Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tom and I have been under some pretty intense stress over the last month or two. We tried to put on happy faces and pretend that nothing was wrong, but it finally hit a point where we thought the situation wouldn't work itself out. We were beginning to prepare for the worst and although we had a Plan B in mind, we still weren't settled. Guess what? The situation worked itself out. It didn't happen in our time frame, but it happened.

I am a very firm believer that Heavenly Father knows each of us individually. He knows our thoughts, and he knows what we stand in need of. Things most likely won't work themselves out in our time frame, or the way we want it to work out, but everything happens for a reason. We may not know what the reasons are, but if we put our faith and trust in him, we don't necessarily need to know.

Also, as some of you may have seen on my facebook page, I tend to over-extend myself. I honestly love doing things for other people. I feel very satisfied knowing that I have made a difference to someone else. I don't delegate much at all, and pretty much I feel that no matter what, I can do it all. I have learned that isn't necessarily the best mentality to have. Infact, I am pretty proud of myself for having said no to one thing this week. Although it isn't a big thing, and in the long run doesn't have any bearing on my salvation, it is one less thing that I have to worry about. I do need to learn to say no to the things that don't really matter. I am very grateful for the strength and energy that I have been granted to make it through the periods of over-extension.

I am looking forward to a new year. A new year with new resolutions and new adventures. I can't wait.


Debbie said...

I am glad everything worked out. Let me know if I can do anything for you!

Erin said...

Debbie -
What is your e-mail address?

brooke said...

i can ditto that first part of your blog...as of last night the huge things that we have been praying about were totally taken care of! it is awesome.

Emilee Bailey said...

Thanks for sharing that! It was good to hear as we are in a situation that I just need to let go of and let the Lord take care of in his time. I love you and miss you both so much!