Thursday, March 27, 2008

Update

Thank you for your kind comments.

My daughter did not wake up in time to get to her appointment at the treatment center yesterday. There is a lot more drama involved with this. Drama sounds trivial. Drama sounds like someone who didn't get the shoes she wanted. This is real life drama. Today they will all be in court for a custody hearing. I advised both of my daughters not to go. But I am not the lawyer in the family. Maybe if there wasn't a lawyer in the family things wouldn't get this ugly.

I went to church this morning and lit candles and cried. There is something so soothing about crying in church. Unlike in the rest of the world, in church I have not once ever had anyone ask me "are you OK?" "What's wrong?" or even "can I get you a kleenex?" I just get to cry in peace. And these were the first tears I have shed over this situation.


"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep and abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe." - July 16 reading from Twenty-Four Hours a Day

12 comments:

dAAve said...

Your wisdom is oooozing from your fingertips.

Bill said...

Hi! I'm sorry I haven't dropped in for awhile. It sounds like things have been wacky and stressful. Here's a blog-hug from Virginia.

You and your family will be in my prayers. Keep trudging! God is working his will. Take care of yourself.

Scott W said...

Good to hear daughter is okay, even if she is in the drama of it all.

Tears are cleansing, let 'em fall.

I think I will wear my caftan today, just in case.

Syd said...

I like the idea of wearing life like a loose garment. You are grieving for the situation--your daughter and the children. I'm glad that there is a place of comfort in church for you.

dirtydishes said...

Thanks for putting it all out there. Lots of things I needed to hear today. Prayers out to you and your family.

Kathy Lynne said...

I have heard it said that tears are liquid prayers. Probably why they are so comfortable in church. I wish you peace. xo

Zane-nawwaa said...

It will all work out in God's time.

Scott Crawford said...

Continuing the prayers. Work those lungs -- slow and deep.

Pam said...

I've had you on my mind all day. Just wnated to let you know that sugar.

Scott W said...

Oh, I like that, liquid tears.

dAAve said...

How about some liquid sugar?!?!?!
Really, I just wanted to double dip since Pam and Scott got to.

Syd said...

MC, I know that you are going through a lot right now. I tagged you to write about yourself if you'd like. See my blog for the format. It was fun and a challenge for different reasons.