March 19

FAITH MONTH: DAY 19: “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” ― Paulo Coelho

Life can be very precarious at times. I remember when I was planning my (very small) wedding with Jose. We had a great plan to get married at a pretty spot in Big Bear. We had started on our guest list and picked the date and I was busy making my dress out of an antique one I found in a Thrift Store that had beautiful handmade lace on it and all things were moving forward.

Then his mother got sick and went into the hospital before I even had time to join him at her home. She died a few days later and we were sent spinning into a whole different direction with taking care of her estate and selling her home and travelling between her home and ours. It was a scary time for both of us, and he was devastated.

We were torn about the wedding plans, but decided to keep our date. We moved the wedding to our home and got married in the yard with a handful of friends present, but not his Mom. It was bittersweet, because I felt like there was a shadow across our day. There was, but a lot of life is like that. I got to celebrate a big day for me, personally, yesterday, but there is another matter of some concern to me that is casting a shadow on my pleasure, if I let it.

There is some uncertainty on a project with which I am involved. So, I can let that worry and bother me, or I can move into each moment with focus on what is happening with me in the NOW. My faith is that there is a Power in charge that is going to do whatever is needed to unfold things in ways that serve the Power, not me, and certainly not those around this project.

I love that. There is ALWAYS a higher authority, no matter how many charts and graphs I pull out and go over or look at. It is not a numbers thing, it is not a people or money thing. It is a project of Spirit, a project of Divine presence, as manifested through His kids.

I am the same. A project of Divine presence, as manifested through his Kid. I love that! And I walk out of that into another day of Faith.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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