It’s been a while since we visited – about two weeks I think. Life has reared its ugly head and those demands have taken the forefront for both Cara and I.
As another month ends and a new one is about to begin, let’s talk about some new lessons learned.
A recent international trip and an accident has put Cara out of commission for a bit. She will be home soon, but until then many lessons are being taught and learned.
I will leave her part of the story to share another time if she deems it important. I will share my part today.
Receiving news that your dear friend has been injured is never a good call (or text) to receive…………….EVER! Add to that the fact that I can’t jump on a plane and fly to foreign parts of the world I can assure you it’s been a stressful week.
As life throws me curve balls, I do try to figure out what I might learn from the experience so I am better prepared for future events.
I have learned (or been reminded):
- I simply am not in control of ‘things’ (I do know this, but need reminding occasionally).
- You realize how much more a relationship means to you when injury happens (you think you know it until the chance of losing someone has happened and it becomes more intense).
- You can’t fix everything (I struggle with this one).
- Peace comes from giving it to God.
- NEVER take anyone or anything for granted!
- Always have important things taken care of and ways of communicating that to other people (Cara did a great job of this and it is paying off in spades!).
- Contingency plans are good things to have.
As I sit here and wait for updates it brings my spirit back to the basics we all need – God, love, family and friends. Everything else is a minor detail.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Prov. 3:5
Shepherdess, tend your flock well and have a plan for when the storm strikes.