There are NO COINCIDENCES!
Everything happens for a reason. I’ve chronicled these ‘divine moments’ in an effort to honor them – and me. My world showed up for me – and I’m fully available to it all. I hope these accounts inspire you to tune in, be still, open up and reach out.
My mother-in-law – to answer or not to answer, what a dilemma!
After 20 years of marriage I can truly say, my mother-in-law hasn’t liked me for 19 of the years. She’s the ultimate ‘church lady’. Stout, white hair, piercing blue eyes, reads the bible daily and quotes scripture like a grocery list. She can talk about anything and is positioned as the ‘spiritual leader’ of the family.
I’ve seen her dark side. I know her to be judgmental, snarky, close-minded and cold. I’ve struggled for many years to live in the warm place in her heart – the place she shows nearly everyone else. I could never wiggle in. She shut me out – and I did the same. For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction – we were a dysfunction law of physics – and neither had the will or love to change the dance.
I NEVER answered whenever our caller ID indicated her number.
I’m not into small talk and she rarely showed interest in me or my life. She liked to talk, and I didn’t want to listen. Her biblical platitudes wore me out…so I shut her out.
The night I received the text – I want to separate – from my husband, I was home alone. My kids, on a mission trip….my husband, somewhere over the Atlantic texting his intentions from 30K feet. I was in an emotional puddled; confused, scared and alone. OMG – after 20 years, my husband was leaving me!