What Happens When Life Happens, Courage to Endure

It’s been a month since I posted the last blog to encourage all to set a goal and work towards it and we would do it together!  Then, life happened.  My daughter became sick.  Then she got sicker.  Then she ended up in the hospital and gall bladder surgery, but she was so sick that they couldn’t do the surgery!  So, she was in the hospital 8 days!  Our trip to New York City was put on hold, and thank you to Delta for giving us credits to purchase tickets at another time.

Then, a horrible situation reached an apex; and I quit my job.  On the spot.  I never thought I would do that.  But, as a dear friend said today, “There is no time in life for toxic people.”  As she shared with me that she had also quit her job a while ago!

Then, my Father passed away.  Unexpected.  And, we moved my Mom into our home.

Now, I think I have hit all of the stressors that is supposed to send someone spiraling into depression.  However, I’m not there.

Why?  I had to think about that.  First, my daughter’s surgery was actually a relief.  She has had problems for several years and it was not diagnosed.  So, it was a relief to have a solution to her problems.  Next, the toxic situation has completely fallen off of my shoulders.  I turned it all over to Heavenly Father and Christ, and I am just fine.  I have faith that all will work out.  I just can’t explain the calm that I feel.  And, for the last two, my Dad has always said he never wanted to be ill for a lengthy time, he wanted to just wake up dead.  And, that is what happened.  For my Mom, seeing her safe from their condo that was in an area that was continually getting worse is a relief, too.  So, all of the stressors were actually the items previous to the situations!

However, I do know that we have to turn our stress over to Christ.  This is what Gethsemane was all about.  Courage to let go of stress and put it on the shoulders of Christ is not always an easy thing to do; but it is how we can move forward.

Now, to get back on that goal setting and choose the book to read!  I’ll be back in touch…..

Published by Carolyn Bendall

A fashion and image expert, presenting seminars, classes, and individual consultations. Monthly makeover column in the Commercial Appeal, hosts a radio show on fashion, beauty, image, and entertainment, writes a blog reviewing products with complete honesty, and trains image consultants from around the world.

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