Thursday, January 8, 2015

Acceptance - When Life Doesn't Go As Planned


Last year I posted that apparently 2014 was not going to be a good year.  And guess what..it really wasn't.   Sure, none of the things I listed in THAT post happened.  And, there were a few bright spots..namely my little brother's wedding.  But otherwise, it wasn't a great year. We moved several states away.  We are dealing with underemployment/difficulty finding a job and to top it all off, my oldest child has some mysterious pain/illness the doctor can't figure out. 

This new year has been rough for us emotionally. As we turned the pages of the calendar, the last vestiges of hope drifted away. Hope that things were going to just work out.  Hope that my husband would find a good job and that we could settle down.  That hope is now gone.  Not sure what was so significant about the turning of the calendar other than the fact that as each significant date rolls past, a little bit of hope is chipped away. First it was October...he'll have a job by October.  October came and went.  Then November, then Christmas/New Year.   

So, my word of the year is acceptance. Acceptance that life is tough.  Acceptance that things just aren't working out, so we may have to make some changes...and not changes I want to make. Acceptance that we have to make some tough decisions and wait even more and take more risks. Acceptance that 2015 may be just as hard as 2014 was...or even harder.   Acceptance that we probably made some poor choices somewhere along the line...and now we have to figure out how next to proceed.   Acceptance that we may be called to do something we DON'T WANT TO DO. Acceptance that we may be called to accept new challenges or difficulties. 

Acceptance of God's will.  Because that is a hard thing to do. 

9 comments:

  1. You are a wise and strong woman. I keep you in my prayers.

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  2. Sorry, I didn't mean that to be anonymous. -Stacey

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  3. Prayers for your new year and for the gift of wisdom as you make tough decisions.

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  4. Hugs to you Amelia. I wondered how Heidi was doing. Acceptance is a great word of the year - we could all use a bit more holy resignation. Have you seen the litany to the resignation to the will of God? This post made me think of it... Prayers!

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  5. Who knows? Maybe 2015 will be a year of many blessings? We're only 8 days in, plenty of time for a turn around. (I got St. Leopold who is the patron Saint of nothing good so I hear you.) I will be praying that you find acceptance this year. Hope Heidi feels better or someone figures it out.

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  6. I am praying for you my friend.
    No expectations, only acceptance. That is something I struggle with in regards to my fertility. After all this time, you would think that I would have accepted it, but I guess I am just a smidgen bitter about it all still.
    I pray that 2015 brings you many blessings and much joy along with acceptance.

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  7. I'll pray that 2015 will bring blessings and a resurgence of hope for you and your family, Amelia.

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