There is Always a Blessing…

Sometimes life is disappointing.

We’ve had a trip planned for Kansas.  Going to see grandbabies, kids, moms and siblings.  Had a birthday party to attend for our 5-year-old cowboy, and the coolest birthday gift ever to surprise him with.  To top off the trip, I had reserved seats to take all the grandkids to “Disney, Toy Story on Ice” while at home.  I don’t know who was more excited for my Big Boy and I to go “home”, I believe all of us were eagerly anticipating the trip.  And

… it didn’t happen.

I can’t tell you the tears I cried, worrying about other’s disappointment, and my own.  There was much heartache in deciding not to go, and the weight of it was falling on my shoulders, (or back)!
We had all become so excited for the trip, and were let down.  The plan didn’t go as planned.  Have you had that happen?  When everything seems to fall apart?  When a decision you make will be disappointing to all?  Maybe you can feel my pain, it was heart-wrenching.

Yesterday, since we were still in Pennsylvania, my Big Boy and I were able to attend the
*8th Annual Elliot Family Reunion”.  If you’re a blog follower, you know how excited I have been to find my family connections here in PA.  We spent a few hours meeting and visiting with the most warm, gracious “family”.  Was a nice day spent with complete strangers, but family.

God has a way of working things outs.  He always does.  And this I know, He always brings blessing out of the pain.  You’ve just got to look for it.

Praying for each of you to see your blessing.


About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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1 Response to There is Always a Blessing…

  1. David S Elliott says:

    Sorry about your inability to get “back” to KS… so I could have come out to PA on labor day after all huh? Glad you were able to attend the Elliott Reunion and anxious to hear if we have any “volunteers” for the cemetery cleanup crew… or any new geneology info we didn’t have.

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