Life goes on.
A statement that I’ve come to appreciate it more than dislike. Being at the hospital waiting for my grandma to be out of hip surgery brings me back to exactly when I learned that yes, life goes on no matter what is going on in your world.
It was September 2009 and I was in the cafeteria at The Methodist Hospital, just another day after weeks of visiting my husband. I was having lunch by myself (was a rare occasion because my sisters were always there with me) I was sitting there and I looked around me, it almost was like slow motion for me in a fast paced place. People were walking, talking and laughing all around me, while I was sitting there not knowing if my husband was getting better or worse. It was a waiting game and I wanted the world around me to stop, but it didn’t. Some people were going to visit their loved ones, others were doing their jobs as nurses and doctors. A few days later I noticed it again, my husband still in the hospital and family were having gatherings and watching boxing fights, I was hurt and I even felt resentment. I had to remember that “ life goes on” and that I shouldn’t be hurt or resentful.
The reason for this post is because with all of these recent hurricane destructions, flooding, wild fires, earthquakes and shootings my heart strings are pulled again. We all know someone who has been affected by one of these recent devastations. In the midst of all of these things, life still does go on. My little sister’s home was flooded a few feet of water and she and her family stayed with us for a few days. I know her world was and has been upside down and it’s been an emotional roller coaster for them but there is nothing that I could do except offer them our home. I pray for them and everyone else who has been affected by all of these tragedies.
It has truly been one thing after another lately and even if I am not directly affected, my spirit is. My spirit can get down and the only thing that makes me feel better is worship. When I worship, my focus really is changed. I start with thinking of all the bad and before I know it I think of all of the ways and things Jesus has carried me/us through. I strongly encourage everyone to find a place to worship and just let the Holy Spirit take over your thoughts and focus. My favorite place to worship is in my car. Well I guess that’s because it’s the only place where I’m truly alone and I can sing at the top of my lungs LOL. In my car on way to work I have a 30 min. drive and I love to worship. It doesn’t even have to be something that has made the news to be a giant in your life, but I do know that it doesn’t matter what it is, that I have a great big God that cares about every little thing in our lives.
To be continued…