Lessons Learned: A Follow-up to Share Your World week 10

Back in March, I participated in that week’s Share Your World questions and admitted that I had been struggling with a great many things in my life.

As I stated at the beginning of that post, I was not intending to answer those questions because I did not want to put my struggles out there front and center.

But, as I also stated, we are nothing if not brutally honest here; and I began to feel like a hypocrite for writing uplifting, encouraging articles when I was feeling like the four walls of my life were closing in around me.

I was caught.

I could not lie and say I was completely happy with my day-to-day life when I was far from it.

I knew I needed to be honest; but that honesty was not going to say much for my attitude.

And how could I just ignore the questions because they made me uncomfortable with, what seemed to be, stabbing accusations?

I could not get the questions out of my mind, though; and as I thought about them, the answers were piling up in my mind like a parade lineup waiting at the starting point to begin the long walk down the street.

So I answered them honestly, painfully so; and left myself feeling exposed and ashamed for failing in my faith.

After posting it, I prayed for answers. Prayed for something to show me what I was doing wrong, what I was missing.

What was making it so difficult for me to handle all the problems that were piling up? Why had I lost my peace?

And then I began to find blog articles and Facebook posts that uplifted and encouraged.

The more I prayed, the more there were.

Over the next few weeks I want to share the lessons I am learning during this time of renewal and spiritual recovery so that, maybe, others may learn from my lessons.

There is nothing earth-shattering or new, but maybe seen from a different viewpoint, they might help someone else that is struggling.

© Drusilla Mott and http://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2014

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 25

 

Here are Cee’s Share Your World questions for week 25:

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal, drawing, cartoon or character in a movie or TV show)

A black lab.  My Kayla was a Golden Retriever/St. Bernard mix.

Kayla 3

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I am deaf in my right ear from too much loud music through headphones and too many rock concerts when I was younger.

Have you ever gone scuba diving?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

No and no.  I tried using a snorkel and mask once, but began to feel claustrophobic and panicky.  They came off quickly.

What was the most important event in your life last week? (anything goes it can be a good nights sleep, finished a reading book,winning the lottery, or getting married)

There have been two important events recently.

 

My youngest step-son got married on the 14th to a wonderful girl;  and I was asked to do the mother/son dance with him.

Dancing with the groom

The other event was a short visit from my son who flew home from California on Father’s Day.

 

 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for those two events.  For being able to share in the wonderful happiness of my step-son, and for being able to visit with my son, even if only for a few short hours.

Not much planned for the next week or so.

Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing in my world.

As always you can answer these questions yourself by posting in the comments below or you can create your own post.

 

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© Drusilla Mott and http://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2014

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