Saturday, March 25, 2006

Tough week. Sid's service is over. We had thought that he had taken care of everything, but he didn't, and my BIL was supposed to be the executor of the "estate." He's the oldest in the family, and SIL and he live close to my mother-in-law. Long story, everyone is back to being buttheads again, and hubby and I got socked for the majority of costs because Sid was "his" dad. See former post......So, we're facing a bit of debt.
I was rifling through some stuff (cleaning again, out of frustration!) and saw a paper inbetween the TV and the wall and pulled it out. This is what it said, in paraphrase:

Memo from God
Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you the 10 Commandments. Keep them, but follow these guidelines as well:
1.Quit worrying. Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
2.Put it on the list. If something needs to be done or take care of, put it on the list. No, not YOUR list, put it on MY list. I can't help you until you turn it over to me. I can take care of everything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.
3. Trust me. Once you've given you burdens to me, quit trying to take them back.
4. Leave it alone. Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Just let me do my job.
5. Talk to me. I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy, forget the worry and fretting. But don't ever forget to talk to me! I love you, I want to hear your voice.
6. Have faith. Share. Be patient. Be kind. Love yourself.
With all My heart. I love you.


Paige said...

I understand. My beloved is his family's "take care of it" guy. We laid his mother to rest in Oct. We also have begun to pay for his father's in advance.
Now that he is in need do you see any of them? No. But thats ok cause he has what he needs God & a very loving wife (me). Like your husband; you will be there for him in whatever way he needs you to be.
It is hard to let go & let God handle things. We just want to be grown ups.

Bruce said...

Sorry for the tough week. Time, I suppose, to head to your "retreat." Loved this note from God. Who wrote it?


Karen said...

Thanks, blogpals. Paige, I hope you know the prayers that envelope you and your husband. You guys have really been walking a tough road.
Bruce, thanks..yes...going to my 'retreat!' It's better out there ;-)
I don't know who wrote that note; I edited a lot of it, but it was an email at first.

Simon said...

Sorry you have been having a hard time...Hang in there. Thanks for the MEMO.

Christine said...

Thank you.