29 March 2009


I have just returned from our Woman's retreat.

The theme was "The Red Line" referring to the red words in the Bible that is the word of Jesus. I enjoyed getting away for the weekend and having some time to connect with some of the women of our church and to reconnect with God. Although during the worship portions of our retreat I felt drawn to the porch. It is a huge balcony overlooking a small pond and wooded area. I felt more at peace with God listening to nature. In the pond there was a wood duck hen and drake taking their morning bath, an Egret looking for breakfast, and many fish jumping. In the woods two squirrels were playing in a tree nearby while a pair of Cardinals called back and forth to each other. It was all very peaceful until the family of Canadian Geese flew over, circled the pond and moved on, honking furiously all the while.

It reminded me that life is a lot like that. You can be going along well and peaceful, all is right and "Bam" in the middle of everything along comes a loud confusing distraction. What we fail to remember all too often is that if you just let the distraction pass the calm will return.

I need to remember that. I let life and other distractions get in my way. I need to turn to God when the distractions come, and I still haven't quite figured out how to do that.

01 March 2009

Weekend update

The days seem to fly by. I never realize it would be so hard to keep up on a blog. Then again I was never much good at keeping a diary.

I had a very eventful weekend.
The ladies from our family group had our annual Brunch, where we get together to just be.
We are all mothers, daughters and/or wives, and there are times we forget to just be women and friends. This is our time. We support one another, we laugh together, we cry together, we rejoice in our triumphs and are saddened by our defeats.
Above all we are friends to each other, Sisters in Christ if you will. Through these women I am learning and growing in my search for spiritual guidance.
I have strong belief in God, I just have that want to be in control and that causes me to struggle constantly. Why am I so afraid to just let go.

The other part of my weekend is that I am not the most organized or schedule laden mom type person there is, so my son who has ADHD has difficulty being organized himself. So my friend C. stopped by and helped to create a daily schedule for us both. He now knows what needs to be done and has a time that it needs to be done in, and although we started it on the weekend I can see that he is more confident and relaxed about what is excepted of him.

We ran into his teacher while out running errands and he happily told her about it and was excited to let her know that he had already finished his homework and had a plan for getting it done in the future. I have never seen him excited about homework before.

I am now motivated to get myself organized. If I can get C. to come over and help me get organized.