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Hope Deferred…..

Hello to you… it has been awhile….~ I have really missed “dumping my thoughts” out onto the keyboard. As the result of the lack of time….I have not been able to…. I guess the Lord has wanted me to hold them a little longer…

So, today is the day… ~ I am sitting in my robe…fluffy slippers ….the cat behind me….. the dog snoozing on her pillow…a little fire in the fire place….and of course my coffee…. ( a treat ~gift from my friend, Kim… I love it… it is the Caramel Starbucks kind…mmmm) My heart swells when I look outside to the white twinkling ground….Jack Frost has come! I told my husband (as he left for the Tennessee/ Alabama game) … that I wished that it could stay between 5:30 and 7:00 a.m. all day long…. I love the morning!…the frost….the quiet…the clear….the coffee…

And so now… I get to put my thoughts into something tangible….HOPE…. HOPE has been brewing in my brain for a week!

What would we ever do without HOPE?

Proverbs 13:12  says that …”Hope deferred make the heart SICK..” That is like when hope is “put off” or “postponed”…

I really wanted my surgery to be in November … and it was set for November 19th… then they had to move it back to December. I remember the day very clearly when I realized I was going to have to wait longer to “give birth” to my imposter. My heart was sick. I mean… sheesh … December just doesn’t go well with MY schedule… or the school’s schedule… November was perfect! Anyway… no sense in crying over that.  I had to change my perspective….

November…NOW I can enjoy the Thanksgiving season…and YES…there is SOO much to be thankful for!

I can watch my son start as a 9th grader on the basketball team ON…ON…. Nov. 19th….would NOT want to miss that!

I can go to BOTH scheduled  3rd grade field trips… the nursing home…we ring the bells, recite Psalms, and

do a play(it is one I STILL  have from my teaching days at  Boca Christian! “Hooray for Thanksgiving”…. and I get to go to the…

NUTCRACKER! …. wouldn’t want to miss those magical moments!

I guess… ALL   hope is not lost…. I still get to get rid of the hitchhiker… and I get to enjoy more of the season…. It is just NOT in my timing.

 

enough about me…HOPE DEFERRED~ can be different in everyone’s life….hope for a pregnancy….~ I’ve been there… hope for a prodigal son or daughter…hope for  results….hope for a dream come true…. hope for …. u fill in the blank_________.

Well, I read an email… this week from a Mom. This Mom has a son who has had a TERRIBLE problem with throwing up all of his food… It started in the summer as a case of the flu or” what not”… and it has  just stayed with him… Well… it has kept him out of school….out of sports…out of his normal 7th grade  “life” for a while. Poor thing has gone to Vanderbilt… Birmingham and now he is at the Mayo Clinic in  Rochester. I could , recently, SEE  the despair in her eyes and in the young man’s eyes/heart  as he sat in the hospital bed here in Huntsville as they restarted his stomach…  The doctor’s were trying everything! ~ THEN!~ the breakthrough!

Via FACEBOOK ,of all things… the Lord allowed the mom’s update status to been seen by  a friend of a friend…and then she shared it with a friend who has a son  who has gone  through the SAME thing! The Lord  linked these two moms together … They shared stories!…. The light bulb went on!

Her  email said…. as she was fixing to  go up to the Mayo Clinic..

I paraphrase..~~~~                        I can finally see “HOPE”.             There is a “name” to this thing that plagues my son! ~~~We can have a direction…So…they are up there waiting for some answers…and they seem to be pretty sure that they have nailed the diagnosis. I know they are sharing their hope  (with others  who are in the “same boat” as well as their hope in  Christ)  with all the people that they are coming in contact with!~

What  a beautiful word….! HOPE!

We are never without it!~  Everyday when I wake up…with this incessant roaring in my ear… and numb tongue…. I am reminded that this WORLD is not my home. This body that I have is not permanent…. I am just passing through. I am bummed that I have this…but , it gives me a new perspective… It reminds me that “I am the one with the eternal  HOPE living inside of me!” I am carrying it around in my life because of Jesus Christ… I have a reality of life BEYOND what I see, hear, taste , or  touch here on earth!

PSALM 39:7     And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?

My hope is only in YOU!

Jesus…the One to heal ALL ailments…..We live in a “fallen” world FULL of sickness… disease…. and sin…. He is our HOPE!

Do you have the HIM?  If not, ask Him to be in your life!…. 🙂 I promise…. It is the greatest relationship on earth … It  will set your feet upon a ROCK and you will never want to go back to living without Him….

Well….It is time for me to get up from this comfy chair and make the house smell of pancakes and bacon…. for when the kids get up!~

I HOPE they get up !! ha ha!…..or maybe… I don’t….more for me!

Enjoy your day!~

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