It Wasn’t Pretty

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This is Day 6 of my 30 day Blogging Challenge. I didn’t join a group, or sign up for this. It’s something I want to do to challenge myself to become better. It’s not easy, but I’m digging it.

It’s cold here in Texas, and lastnight it got down below 20 degrees. Guess who forgot to leave a faucet dripping? Yes darling, I woke up to frozen pipes, and no running water.

My daughter and I decided to leave the house around noon, which by then, it had warmed up to 30 degrees. I knew I would need to stop and get gas, because my truck had beeped at me yesterday when I arrived home. Normally when he beeps, I have 50 miles until empty, but his data has been rather random recently. We drove 10 miles down the road, and ran out of gas.

It was pretty funny because I have NEVER run out of gas. That is one of my things, to always have gas. If I have to choose being on time getting somewhere, or a few minutes late to stop and get gas, I will opt for a few minutes late and get gas. I’d rather make sure that I actually get there. So, when my truck stopped running, I wasn’t sure what was happening.

We pulled over on the side of the road. Fortunately, we were on a straight stretch of a pretty popular road, and not a back road. For half a second I thought, “This is when having a husband would be nice.” Let’s face it, men know what to do when things like this occur.

But, that is not the case, so I did the next best thing. I called a male friend. He was out of town, so he called a couple of friends, and one of them brought us gas. We were saved!

We sat on the side of the road in our truck for about an hour, watching cars go by. Living in Texas, I was surprised that nobody stopped. Which, I didn’t bring attention to ourselves like turning on the flashers. I wasn’t really sure that I wanted anyone to stop this day and age.

My daughter and I just hung out in the truck, and talked about what was going on around us.

Even being stranded on the side of the road became an opportunity for quality time.

Once we returned home, the pipes had thawed out, and we had water again. It was all good. I guess that is the moral to this story. Life isn’t always pretty, but today, I saw a lot of good.

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Barbara is a Writer, a Mom to her 17-year-old daughter, and loves God. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was the name that stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. She found out in March of this year that she has Breast Cancer. She has completed Chemo, and is starting Radiation. Her life is beautiful, and an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

 

We Need You

I woke up this morning wanting to put the brakes on my life. Just for a few days. Everything happened so fast. The list of who I’ve seen and what has been done is huge. Tomorrow, the rubber hits the road. I get my port placement inserted very early. Austin is growing on me.

I went to see my doctor today. He is delightful, and has a sparkling attitude. He was going over the results of the MRI, with this puzzled look on his face. He said when they did the mammogram and ultrasound, they saw three other small satellites floating around the one mass. After reviewing the MRI, which is significantly more detailed, there were none.

No satellites. Just the one mass alone.

He looked puzzled, but it was no surprise to me. I flat out told him, “God is healing me!”

He smiled, nodded his head, still looking at the MRI and said, “Yes. We need God.”

Then I went to learn all about Chemo. This lady was delightful too! I had my book ready to take notes, and she chuckled. On her lap was this large binder of pages and pages, which were all going home with me. I put my book away. She started flipping through all the pages, and at first it was mild. She was telling me what I could expect from the medicines.

It was all good until she started talking about some negative effects of the combined Chemo. My face was priceless I’m sure as I looked at her and said, “Rebuke.”

I’m just walking up to doors on this journey. Tapping to see if they open. When they do, I walk through and see what the person on the other side has in store. God has lined up the most wonderful people for me. My doctor laughs and says, “You’re gonna be just fine.”

The lady in the Chemo department is excited about me being there. I noticed about 3/4 of the way through her stack of pages, she just stopped and put them up. She said she didn’t see any need to go over the rest because I was gonna be just fine. As I was leaving, she told me, “We’re gonna have fun! I’m so glad you’re here. We need you.”

God has me right where I’m supposed to be. After we left Austin, I stopped and bought this.

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That made everything more better. Goodnight Beautiful Souls.

 

 

Enjoy The Ride

I just got home and it feels good. Sitting here sipping tea and looking over the events of the day in my mind. My daughter is learning to drive and is a fabulous driver. It takes four hours to drive a two hour drive but it’s all good.

I started having a bit of a meltdown when I noticed it was almost 5 o’clock and we still weren’t home yet. Having spent most my of life in a hurry and years hurrying her, we are finally to the point where we don’t need to hurry. To allow God to lead and guide us through our day and enjoy every moment. We stop along the way at some of our favorite places. We may have left the house with a list and destination in mind, but it takes a while to get there.

I need to enjoy the ride because she will turn 16 in less than a month. In October, she will have her license and not need for me to ride with her anymore. I only have a little while longer to enjoy this and I’m gonna take it. I get to be in the truck with her, listen to all her favorite songs and she includes me in videos she sends to friends. We talk about everything and we share what’s going on in our lives. We include one another in every decision to do this life right.

sefieThis is one of my all time favorite moments right before one of our journeys. This is what I call ‘roll outta bed ready’ with our appearance. We were hoping in the truck and she grabbed me and yelled, “Selfie!” We seized the moment, blurry eyed and all. Stop, hug, smile and then go.

We get our work done in the morning, and get cleaned up after that. We cook brunch and sit at the table to plan the rest of the day. We have fun but are responsible, and always have an intention set for the day. For now, she will drive and I will ride and try to be patient. Enjoying these moments we get to share and especially during this long ride.

 

blackandwhiteBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

Trust Your Journey

I have been accused of being the Taylor Swift of the Blog world. We listen to her songs and try to guess what guy it’s about. Does it matter who? It matters that she learned enough to write a song and she wants to sing her way through.

blogI have learned so much on this journey. That is why I Blog. To share what I learn so it can encourage you on yours. I have noticed recently that someone will visit this site, read one of my Blogs and then read several. There will be the number one beside various Blogs with similar topic. This makes all writing worth while.

If I can encourage one person a day, then my mission is complete. Seeing the views increase over time encourages me to continue to share. I saw a quote last week that said, “A writer sits in front of the keyboard and bleeds.” That is very accurate. Just sit down and let it pour from the heart through the fingertips.

Have you ever had someone purposefully hurt you? This always brings me to John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.” Just like God works through people for good, so does Satan for evil. These lessons come up quick now.

blog1God has my back. He knows the journey because He planned it. As long as I’m following His lead, it’s all good. It’s when I get off the path and start being me that things go wrong. I can hurt people by trying to protect them. Does God need help protecting the people I love? I don’t think so.

Using a GPS is always fun. If you miss the street, it will start rerouting to get you back in the direction you should be going. Wouldn’t it be nice if God gave us one of those for our journey? Whenever we got off the path it would start dinging and the little arrow would pop up in a u turn position.

Allowing ourselves to trust a higher power, the people placed in our path, and ourselves. We don’t have to understand, just trust and keep stepping. Don’t get stuck in the circumstance. God can change that in a heartbeat. By letting go of controlling our destiny, we will see a greater plan unfold.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com