My oldest daughter came over Wednesday night to work on some crafts. There was no discomfort between us because of what happened in my previous post. One thing about my family is that we forgive and don’t usually hold grudges. My two daughters have a close relationship that has weathered quit a few arguments. They always forgive each other, no matter what they fought about. I’m so happy for this.
Anyway, this is what my daughter finished making on Wednesday:
I love it.
Someone asked my granddaughter, Hope, who her best friend was. “Faith,” she said. Faith is her sister. I was so moved by that. I feel very close to my own sister, Liz. I can tell her anything and she understands. When you are a crazy, negative person it means a lot to be understood. She is also crazy and negative so we get each other.
Both my sister and I are becoming more positive. We are slowly learning to let go of the past and see the positive in the here and now. We both used to look at life as being the mole in a Wack-A-Mole game. Something awful was always beating us down.
I actually used to picture God hitting me with a baseball bat every time I tried to get up. Well, of course I was wrong. God isn’t like that. I’ve learned he is here waiting to lift us up when we get knocked down. And if we go to him right away, we don’t even get knocked down for long; we are just hurt for a moment and after we talk with him about what happened we feel better and are stronger.
“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings…” Psalm 17:8
How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 36:7
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11
You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:7