T is for travel, tears and transformation!
Monday we travel back to South Dakota, back to reality, back to home…13 hours of car time, so unsure if I will be “on time” with my next a to z blog.
Today I shed a few tears. The first time was when we were on a hike and I lost my balance, slipped and fell. I was so frustrated. I continue to struggle with the stamina and when I fell in front of my family—my pride and confidence was shaken. Very thankful for the blessing of being alive to join them, but jeez…could I ever stay upright? I don’t think of cancer recurrence often, yet today…the thoughts were haunting me. I am not sure why?? The last set of tears was saying good bye to my daughter, son in law and grandson. I will not lie, it is hard on this mamma's heart having them live so far away.
Now, the “T” word that I think about so often: Transformation!
In Philippians 3: 21 Paul states “by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Three and a half years ago I was sitting in a church parking lot…crying….too scared to walk through the church doors. At that time I was a very broken vessel, with much hurt in my heart and very low self-esteem. I cried out to the Lord. He carried me. Through God and my new church family I experienced grace and love. The transformation—I am now writing about my life experiences on a blog, facilitating bible study groups, assisting with different ministry opportunities, participating in a breast cancer support group, attending a writer’s workshop in a few weeks, and so excited to share how Hope Lives Now!!
Q. How about you…can you share a transformation in your life?
Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.- Henry David Thoreau