Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
FEELING FORGOTTEN ~
I do feel forgotten by certain people. Sure it's a feeling, but it's also the truth. I have texted many people and I don't even get a replay. I have sent emails and sometimes no reply. Yesterday was hard for me. It was the day that I would have gone to Outdoor Ed with my first born granddaughter (Brookley). She is leaving Elementary School and this trip was a huge deal for them. Several days in the outdoors and new adventures. It's not only her, but myself. I thought it and who wants their grandma to go on a trip like this. She did and that made my heart happy. We talked about it yesterday and she said she was sad, but okay. I told her that I was sad too, but okay. Learning to live a new normal lifestyle with this virus in our World.
Feelings can be real but we need not dwell on sad things. I realized that I have always sent text messages and never got reply. This is nothing new and I think I focus on it more because I have a lot of time on my hands. I also realized that I missed volunteering at the school and my church. I'm not hearing from a lot of people. Yet, I got a big surprise yesterday. My friend Heather drove by with coffee for me yesterday and told me how much she missed me. That was nice for the drive by visit. I also got a text message to join a zoom class for Kindergarten with my friend Jodi. So I did and it brought joy to my heart. It was great that a little boy asked the teacher if we were doing a fun project because Sparkie was here. Joy to my soul.
We are human and we do feel emotions and ups but downs during this time. It's okay to say the truth about feeling forgotten in life. It's that moment when you feel God stirring your heart about the word forgotten. I feel to reach out more to those I think about, but don't contact. I feel to send text messages and then delete them so I don't want for a reply. There are ways to protect your own emotions while truly wanting to connect with others. I miss humans in my life. I know that humans miss me. Today I am sharing my real feelings of emotions about feeling forgotten. I also have another Teacher friend Laura who text messages just out of the blue, which I love. We need each other and God knows that. Separation was never his plan and yet we are living in it.
Things are getting better and that's what we must focus on. Feel the hope of the Lord and see how things are slowly opening. If you feel forgotten, please reach out to someone. As the news speaks of months to come, I can't live that way. I must live in today and hope tomorrow is even better. It can consume me and I can't let that happen. I want to live in the freedom of mind and know that God is able to turn our world around in a moments time. Hope continues and I pray daily for those who read my blog, your family and friends. I know this time is hard, but remember that God spoke of a time for all things. This too shall pass.
Purpose this a good day. I felt to share my real feelings of forgotten. It's a feeling and I know that I am not really forgotten by many. I don't forget the reads of my blog, I thank God for you. Just like the scripture above, we can add this:
A time to shelter in place and a time to go get out
A time to feel forgotten and a time to know we are remembered