Here I am... at another place on my journey. Another place of change. Have you noticed that change is fine when you're making it happen yourself and plan for it? When it's something you want and have been anticipating? Change isn't so great when it's unexpected and shifts your footing to where it can knock you down.
So as you can tell by the sparsity of my blog posts, I've had life and different responsibilities cross my path that have re-directed me in many ways. I am always looking for a reason that things happen, because I don't believe in coincidence. I don't believe that you meet anyone by chance.
For the last 9 months I was called into service in my church as Relief Society President, a daunting responsibility, to which I felt extremely inadequate, but learned to rely on my Heavenly Father more than any other time in my life. I was recently released from this service, quite unexpectedly I might add. Usually one serves in this capacity for several years. But alas, change rolls around when you least expect it and just when you think you know what you're doing! This wasn't an easy change as I had my whole heart into my calling and I held nothing back. I felt it was part of the reason we even moved here. I felt like I was making a difference. I was truly heartbroken to have it come to an end so soon and so unexpectedly. But I am learning once again to trust in the Lord and in His Timing.
So I find myself with more time. I never realized how much time I actually do have now... to focus on my own family, and my own health. And NOW I have time to re-focus myself. I've let too much weight slip back on and my knee has began hurting for a while and affecting my ability to be as active as I'd like to be. I've even had to pull out of playing basketball!!!! I cannot tell you what a disappointment that's been!! It makes me feel like I've aged ten years (like I actually feel my age right now!) Running is painful. This is not acceptable to me.
I went on an awesome hike a few weeks ago over Spring Break - a very breathtaking and cool hike!! But my knee was in pain the whole time. I'm thinking it's the extra weight I've let slip back on.
SOO - FIRST thing is: We're going back ON PLAN to get our extra weight off.
We're actually on day 3 right now!
And next we're working on several other things.
It's nice to be able to do that and have the time to re-focus.
Look... I focused on these deer as I drove by. It really is a hunters delight where I live, we see deer all the time and have to watch that we don't hit them!
Here are some of our meals I've focused on making lately. YUM.
Veggie Salad with beef strips - Salmon & Sausage with steamed broccoli
Beef strips with sauteed peppers and mushrooms
So my motto these days is: Trust in the Lord and in His Timing.
Even when things don't look great, you've got to BELIEVE that God has something better in mind for you - you just have to have FAITH and PATIENCE in Him.
Life is GOOD!!
~ XOXO Margene
PS - I finally had time to Focus on putting together my latest Dance Dare video!
So here is Margene's Seventh Dance Dares! Enjoy!!