Thursday, January 15, 2009
A Time for Everything
People, I have finally embraced the world wide web. Reluctantly. I am afraid I will be that blogger that get's excited about my new blog and loads it up for the first few months, only to grace you with monthly postings after a while.... This is what I fear. Not that I'm looking at my glass as half empty, but let's face it--I'm an engineer--someone should have filled that dad-gum glass up to begin with in my opinion. Actually, I have had a half empty glass lately, but I'm filling it back up. I suppose you may find this blog as a place for me to vent frustration sometimes, to fill in some blanks for some of you, to keep my friends, family, and loved ones up-to-date on my life, and hopefully to share new people, places, and adventures with you....for my life has taken a new path I, myself, didnt expect to take. Here we go. Several months ago, I found myself 28 years old with a failed marriage. It was one helluva fight, one that was for the most part private, except for the very few we let see through us, but at the end of the day, we didnt laugh, we didnt love. I knew I had disappointed my God, my family, my friends, even my boss (considering Bryan and I worked together).... I felt every emotion you can imagine. I was angry (mostly at myself...well, ok, him too), I was depressed(woe is me), I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs (think I did), I wanted to cry (til the well ran dry), I wanted to throw something (check), I wanted to run (yup), like a child I wanted my Mama and Daddy (had 'em). I am very much looking forward to this new year, in a new home, "technically" in a new city (I just crossed the river from Phenix City, AL to Columbus, GA--so now I'm a Georgia Peach I suppose...), with this new road ahead. This past year has reminded me of aBible verse, or a few actually) that we all know. It's an oldy but a goody....sometimes the ones you've quoted, or sang, so many times, take on a whole new meaning when you really listen to the words. I quite possibly have felt 90% of these emotions in the very recent past...talk about a rollercoaster. I am now looking forward to dicovering my new purpose...and to planting, healing, dancing, loving, and of course, laughing. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.