01 May “To Improve is to change.”
We did it! We adopted Annie, our granddaughter, and now we’re Grand Parents! One friend called this “One of life’s beautiful curve balls”, and she’s absolutely right! But If you had asked me 10 years ago what I thought I’d be doing with my life right now, raising a baby in my 50s would never have entered the conversation.
I thought I had our lives all mapped out: career-wise, family-wise, and health-wise, etc… but my internal navigation system failed to take into account that God might be reading the map differently. I guess I was reading it upside down because it turned out He had a better plan than I could have ever imagined. The destination is the same, but the route and the scenery have completely changed!
Unexpected changes in our lives are never easy, and usually not very welcomed.
But they happen to all of us at some time or another. I had to change the way I looked at things and realize that just because this adventure I call life had totally veered off the course I had set, it didn’t mean that God had abandoned me or that I’m just a screw-up. Changing how I viewed God and myself during those years of transition was my first good choice.
It took me a while to make that choice, but I’m so glad I did. It also took me a long time to admit that my life is better now, and Annie had a lot to do with that. She makes me laugh and she makes me want to work really, really hard to keep Garry and I healthy and do all I can to raise her to stay healthy.
I had to choose to stop dipping my big toe down into the cold, unknown waters of a good diet and using essential oils and go ahead and take the full plunge. And you know what? The water is fine! We’re healthier and more energetic than we have been in years! I use the oils to create my cleaning products & skin products, use them to keep Annie from getting sick and keep Garry and me going emotionally & physically too!
Now I feel like my a teenager driving up Highway 1 in California in a sassy red convertible with the top down and my hair blowing in the wind! The curves on that road are crazy, but the view of the Pacific Ocean are worth every stomach lurch. No, my internal navigation system didn’t set a course for the path on which I find myself but fortunately God did and He’s helping me to find joy in the journey!
What about you? Have you ever had a dream fall apart? A life plan go kaput? We all know that essential oils can’t mend our broken dreams, but there are certain oils that can help us regain our peace thru the rough spots and there are a lot of ways we can help each other. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to call me (925-922-1550) or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.