I finally obtained a chance to see and talk to MY DAUGHTER!! I went to go and see her and she ran up to me like she was a 5-year-old child!! I went to see her earlier in the day and her co workers did not believe that I was her mother….they thought that I was her sister and a few others, just felt as if I was her friend! LOL
Anyway….seeing her and knowing that there “has FINALLY been a change” in her made my VERY SOUL shout out to the Lord Jesus Christ! I was and I am still so so grateful ………… my son at first was a tad bit leery because ALLLLLLLLL of the stuff he knows that she and her twin brother has put me through over the years!
I had to tell him off to the side then AGAIN in front of his sister that we all have to forgive… and there will be many more times that we may not want to but we have to….especially when it is FAMILY. If you really look at my son’s face, his smile is very FORCED AND FAKE…. however by the time our meeting time was over…he felt so much more comfortable and was actually glad to see his big sister…. She saw as well as felt the difference but she too, understood why he was being a little distant….
I told my own mother that …is this what the Lord feels like every time one of his children ” COMES BACK HOME ” to Him! LOL I know that they talk about the prodigal son in the bible but my goodness, in this day and age – there are SEVERAL prodigal daughters as well!!! I mean like to have her hugging me….squeezing me to pieces…smiling uncontrollably….crying and saying over and over how much she misses me and needs me in her and she is sorry – ….. YEAH – that is some of the same stuff that we as Christians say to the Lord when we know that we have messed up and know that we cannot go on productively without Him!
Nonetheless, OF COURSE I had my arms open to her and expressed not only how much I loved her but how she needs to have Jesus in her life. I had to tell her that it was God that told me to make a detour and come and see her and I am glad that I obeyed. The Lord had indeed softened my heart again towards her and it was ONLY God that could have done it.. She smiled and became teary eyed again and said that she knew it was God. We prayed….talked…laughed….re -connected and vowed to work on our relationship WITH GOD IN THE MIDDLE of it.
Maintaining a positive attitude keeps a smile on your face and makes you pleasant to be around. Don’t be deterred by those who don’t believe in the importance of positive thinking. There are enough other people who will be positively influenced.
Demonstrate the importance of excellence by being the best you can be. Don’t settle for “good enough” or mediocrity. You should be able to be proud of the quality of all your work. Avoid doing the minimum needed to just get by.
Be honorable, trustworthy, and dependable. Speak out against injustice. Be your own person. Don’t go along with the crowd for the sake of acceptance. Stick up for your friends and don’t bad mouth others. Be a beacon of integrity. There are far too many examples of dishonest and unethical behavior.
Don’t be a fair weather friend who is there only when times are good. It’s when someone is down and out emotionally that they really need someone to turn to. Be there for them even if you are the only one stepping up.
Set an example of the importance of accountability by taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. Don’t behave like a victim by blaming others. Don’t whine and complain. Demonstrate the importance of a can do attitude by taking action. Exhibit the benefits of developing effective problem solving skills.
Admit when you are wrong and apologize. No one is perfect. Continually strive to improve. Set an example of humility. There’s no need to brag or show off, especially when it hurts others. Take advantage of your strengths while endeavoring to overcome your weaknesses.
Stay young at heart in order to maintain a sense of wonder and excitement. Maintain an attitude of gratitude for all of the good things in your life you should be thankful for. Don’t take things or people for granted.
Okay, I finally made it to my destination and boy is it HOT out here! Thank goodness, there is a space for my mommy to sit and for us to stand up close…..
However, even on ” THIS DAY “……at this moment, the most important thing for me to do is to get MORE PHOTOS FIRST!! The sun was blazing today! LOL
So glad to run into so many old faces…. family and friends go hand in hand most times… Especially those individuals who seemed to have ALWAYS been there!
We are all getting settled and trying to hurry up and mingle to get our hugs and kisses in with everyone before everything starts…. It was soo good seeing everyone and just seeing FAMILY together on ONE ACCORD united and truly gathered for the same reason~ LOVE! I am so excited that I cannot even sit still or stand still at this point!!!