Today, I like many of us was beginning to reflect over my life and begin to feel sad. I was feeling sad because things have definitely not gone as planned over the past 8 years. I was missing my house in Garner,NC and my family and friends there. Basically I miss my life there. I miss the things I did with Peyton at our home that we were buying.
When I was there due to the horrible divorce I wanted to move desperately. Well, I had no choice but to move after I was laid off from my job. Then the house wouldn’t sale and I ended up moving to a city that I hate and have no family or friends here. It has been hard and sometimes it really causes me to feel sad and defeated.
Well today as I was having one of these internal moments my seven year old looked at me and said the following words to me:
“mom, I am thankful for our apt we live in. There are many who are homeless. We must learn to be thankful for what we have and where we are. We must be thankful to God.”
Then she said, “In God we trust”.
That was an on time word just for me and I knew it. I also knew that she had once again tapped inside my thoughts and feelings. I can’t hide anything from her. I am so glad to know that God uses her all the time.
So as my seven year old reminded me an hour ago, I am reminding you. Be thankful at all times. In God we trust.
Dr Lisa Melton