Today was an interesting, out of the ordinary yet not day. Things I had planned to do, didn’t get done. Things that had been on my mind, but wasn’t planning, did get done, sorta. In a round about rigged up way, but it works.
Events of the day, that could have gone badly, did not. Thanks to a phone call that asked questions, and thanks to actually listening and following my advice. That one nearly blew me away. Its been a while since I’ve given advice and even longer since it was followed. Not that I give bad advice, people tend to follow their own way and if given the choice will go the easiest route.
It had to have taken a few deep breaths and strong resolve to follow mine today, but I think it worked out well.
In all that did get done today, one thing that I wish I had done, was go hiking behind the house. The day was perfect, the temperature was comfortable, the sun bright and being Winter and the foliage gone, I can see much further than normal. While I didn’t go hiking, due to our working on that door, trying to replace the window, I did spend time standing and staring off into the woods, maybe hoping to see a deer or some such. Maybe see one of the owl that was being so very vocal. Usually they annoy my Bella when they do that, but today she ignored them. She is trying to be on her best behavior since her battle with Molly caused the injuries to my son’s arms.
Thankfully those are looking to be healing up well.
Mom called several times today, checking on my son’s arms and discussing other family members and health issues. She mentioned my sister-in-law’s front steps again. I know she worries over everyone, a trait passed down obviously.
I think today I learned a few things.
When you get one of those calls you don’t expect and try to answer the best you are able, then pray and give it to God.
It took a few desperate cries, but then I was able to set it aside. It was no longer my worry.
It worked out.
Mom’s conversations often stress me, today would have been bad with everything else, but again, I gave it to God.
I can listen and respond, then hand it over to the One who can take care of things better than anyone.In the end of the day, everything is currently under control and there is no stress headache. Everyone seems to be doing okay, and fires handled. I couldn’t ask for more.