Yes, our city evacuated but thank God we only got wind rain and flooding damage. We got an all clear to return home as of Sunday September 8th. Thank God!! I pray for and will continue to pray for all the needs discussed in our post. Total health restoration, family unity, broken hearted mothers/fathers, blessings for grandchildren and a thousand other needs that I don’t know about but Our Mighty God does. Hard as I try I can never seem to shake this long years broken heart of mine. There is always the shame of what we went through and the “others” in our lives who have witnessed the rejection we received or are receiving...Estrangement is an added burden to lives that have not always been easy in other ways. Will I ever get over this 💔 broken heart/shame? The heaviness of the experience of estrangement is never far from my heart. I really work hard to shake this feeling...but I’ll see a mother and daughter having fun shopping 🛒 or whatever and I just wish that had been my live..my charity work helps me get out of my own feelings but only for a time. I am also cautious to make sure I don’t over do this work and tire myself down. But it helps me by being Gods hands to someone.
My greatest wish is to be healed both emotional and Physically and to end my days in good health...if I were to become bed ridden I don’t know who would help me on a continued bases .
Please don’t feel that the estrangement was caused by you. Sadly, our EC have made wrong and not God honoring decisions. Unless they repent I and turn from their evil ways God will be the judge. I used to look at others with their adult daughter and dream of what that would be like. I have come to know that everyone has a different heartache or pain they are or have gone through. This is not Heaven yet.
I agree. The best thing we can do is to help others. We usually gain more as the giver than the receiver gains. There is so much estranged these days. We could use our present story to help others.
Ahhh Lindajoan...you are such an inspiration to us all...you brought out many truths in your response to me...ie “I have learned that everyone has some sort of battle “ “cause this isn’t heaven” etc. Wew! I thank God that this “low feeling” is an Infrequent visitor these past few years. It Usually Rears its head around holidays and Labor Day just passed. I was running away from the Hurrican during this Labor Day but for each holiday I start thinking about it months before trying to figure out how I will fit in to the places that I’ve been invited and not feel like a third wheel. That and the hurricane are the sources of my “low feelings” at this time. I know that whenever I come here I can find encouragement I guess you can say as a song that I’ve heard written by Micheal W Smith THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES” I Fight My Battles by coming here and seeing real needs for which I am far too familiar with and I PRAY! ...I pray my heart out for those of us here and for the many who have not found us yet..,as I cry out to God I feel relief coming our way in the form of acceptance.. of our situation at least for now. Look at Jeep and how God has blessed her and her grandchildren to be able to create lasting memories and there are many other such stories here, Really, I am such a story bouncing back from parental alienation, emotional abuse, estrangement the death of my estranged daughter four years ago. The Lord have Mercy😞.
“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)."