Things are better, especially since I had that attitude adjustment reminder. Moving is hard, but as soon as I started dwelling on the things that were going right, it was easier to cope with the things that were going wrong. I've started playing my Christian music more often. It is so helpful to have it playing in the background. The Bible based songs remind me of what is really important. And if that weren't enough, God blessed me with a visual encouragement.
This picture was taken in MI a couple weeks after Mother's Day. My husband planted three planters with these as a gift to me. We assumed they would die if they traveled to GA on the moving truck in the heat of July, so we tried to give them away before we left. When we couldn't get anyone to take them we had the planters with the flowers put on the truck. They were pretty pitiful (they looked dead) when we got here. If I had had a free moment, I may have dug them up and replaced them with new flowers. But we all know I haven't had a free moment in months (smile).
Here is one of the planter now. BETTER than ever!
I'm reminded of an example told by one of the ladies in my Bible study last year. Her family owns a nursery. Her story was that sometimes when they have a plant/flower that is stagnant, they practically kill it by denying it water or nurturing. Just when it looks like it has had it, they start watering it again. And it miraculously comes back bigger and better than ever. This planter holds proof that the process works. And so do I.
from Bible Gateway.com
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.Proverbs 23:17-19 (in Context)
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:10-12 (in Context)
Be encouraged today! Choosing Joy! Jacki