Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Break is Over!

After writing for 31 days I opted to give myself a break.  Unfortunately, that translated into NOT writing in November for almost as many days as I had written in October.  Praise God that I have been inspired to return sooner than I did last year!
I was asked to join a team of caregivers to write on our experience in that role and it was one of the hardest writing “assignments” I have taken on.  It was hard for me to write in first person about my husband’s cancer and how it affects me as his spouse and caregiver.  It is especially strange to call myself a caregiver since the “real” caregiving hasn’t even started yet.  It will be published tomorrow, November 29th, and the link is here if you would like to read it.

However, this exercise taught me a few things and reminded me of other things:

Remember when you say YES to something that it is rarely as easy as it sounds – always start earlier than you think you need to.

I am a caregiver no matter how “little” I do right now.

I love to write and my hope is that something I say will encourage someone out there in the blog-osphere.  

God always gives me the words if I will choose not procrastinate; pray about it; sit down and start taping at the keyboard.  He is just sweet that way.

I am so glad I said yes and that I had the opportunity to write down how I was feeling!!!  It’s also really weird to create a bio when you don’t hold a title.  It is the second time I have been asked to write my bio in the past couple of weeks.  I wonder what God might be preparing me for?
No matter what is in my future, I know who holds that future and I am so GR8tful that He loves me and guides me and overlooks my tendencies to put things off and allow fear to control my actions or decisions.  God is good all the time!!!

I am also so GR8tful for this amazing month of gratitude and all that God has done in less than 30 days!!!

Here are a few things I am GR8tful for:

Sweet friends who encourage me.

Sweet friends who check in on me, and the hubs, via text.

Snail mail.

Eating out.

Eating in.
Two places to spend Thanksgiving 2015.
My new Periscope Tribe.

I discovered that I can write.  And that doesn’t mean I am a professional.  Or that I will ever get paid to write.  Or that I am using the proper grammar.  It just means that I can communicate via the written word and a few people are happy to read it.  And, that is good enough for me.

I am good enough!

And the list could go on!!

What are you GR8tful for from the past few weeks of November?

1 comment:

Ginger Harrington said...

Sweet friend, you give out love and care every single day. It is part of who you are and how you roll:) I look forward to reading what God has given you to write about on this subject! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!