Tuesday, November 25, 2008


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.

I have been struggling with some personal family issues for several months now. Tonight, as I watched Natalie at swim practice and thinking about the impending holidays, I have decided to take a different approach. I was listening to my Mp3 player, and came across a song I hadn't heard in so long. Last winter, when Natalie was having so many issues with girls at school, we totally related to this song. Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off Then you Stand, Then you stand. I need to strengthen my backbone, and put an end to the bullying. I do not have the control over what people do or say. I cannot change them, so I must accept it.

Dr. Laura says there are 4 r's to determining if you should forgive or be forgiven. In my case, forgive. Responsibility, Remorse, Repair, & Repetition. Watching her blog, helped me to come to this decision. If you want to watch the Dr. Laura Link, click here.

Therefore, I've made the decision that this holiday, I will have the strength to endure whatever my bully will throw at me! I will learn to Stand. Isn't it strange how stuff happens during the day, to bring you to decisions that you struggle with? Almost as if you see things so much clearer. God has granted me the wisdom to know the difference. Thank you Awesome Father!