Christa and Rod Sagert, my niece and her husband, had a big baby boy yesterday, weighing in at 9lbs. 2oz. and 22 inches long…Kale Leo Jackson Sagert. Another grandson for my sister Doris and her husband Lorne. Great work Christa! Your mom said you were amazing! Congratulations to all!

I have had to work through some things again in my life…it seems as if the learning never ends…just more and more opportunities to grow and change. It almost never feels good, but when you do the right thing and do what you need to do…it pays off in the end. Sometimes we just need to extend forgiveness to someone even when the person who has hurt us doesn’t even know what they have done. When our emotions are vulnerable we can say and do things that are out of character and we really don’t mean to be inflexible or negative, but that may not be how the next person perceives or hears what we say or interprets our body language, so we need to make sure we connect again with that person to communicate what we really meant. This isn’t easy, but learning and personal growth happens in both people when you do this. I thought I had learned my lesson that there are situations when the best thing to do is to just agree and not ask questions…obviously I am a slow learner!!

I love connecting with people of all ages. I had tea today with Ruth Stevenson, a great friend, who is well on her way to 80! It was neat to hear what she is learning in her life and when I shared with her what was happening in my life…it was so much fun to see her laugh and nod her head! She was not surprised at what I was learning!!

I also met with Jordon, Wendy and Mark today at Starbucks. A great conversation in a totally different realm! I think Jordon did call me a “jerk” today for not answering his email. My feelings weren’t hurt as these past days my computer has been quite idle! I think I forgave him, but I am not sure!!!

I met with my friend Maureen tonight and we talked about the love of God being like the ocean. Some great thoughts on that! If God’s love is like the ocean and we jump into that ocean of love, then that love totally controls us and takes us wherever it wants to go and we become totally powerless as the ocean is the power and totally takes us where it wants to go…so…why don’t I jump into that ocean of love and let it take me where it wants to take me???…fear…I’m a control freak…lack of trust…I often don’t like the truth I find inside when I am honest with myself!!!

I had a great conversation with Darren over lunch yesterday. Hopefully it was as much of an encouragement to him as it was to me. It is good there are people we can share our lives with and not be afraid of what they will think about us. We all struggle in some way and so often we walk around with our pseudo community face on telling the world that we have everything together when inside we are falling apart.

I’m glad God catches all my tears and knows why I cried them because often I don’t even know the reason why I shed those tears…I am so grateful that God fully knows me in my innermost places where I don’t even know myself!! He is my comfort!

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