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Making the Change ~ Week Two

As I publish this post, my family and I are on our way to the hospital for my mom to have surgery. You can read about on the post I wrote on Tuesday. We appreciate all of your prayers and support. I trust that the Lord is caring for us and is with us. ❤

So, this is the second week that I’ve been making the change. It has been eye-opening, in some ways depressing, but mostly encouraging.

I don’t have to live like this. I CAN change for the better. This flaw does not define me. Through the Lord’s strength, I can – and will! – change.

If you’d like to read about what this series is and why I’m doing it, please visit this post. xx

Making the Change ~ April 12th through April 19th

~ On Wednesday, I made this series live on my blog. I enjoyed responding to everyone’s comments, and I did some games with Samuel in the evening; we had a great time, and I know that he appreciated it. 🙂

~ On Thursday, some different things happened that weren’t too positive, but they were resolved before the day ended. I spent time with Samuel again playing pretend and being silly.

~ On Friday, I had a rather rough time, but man, the Lord really stopped me in my tracks that morning. He showed me, in all His love, that I’m trying to do this on my own. I’ve been trying to find the positivity and optimism within me instead of looking to and fully relying on Him. It’s the only way that I will be changed; through His power! I am eternally grateful for His loving care. ❤

~ On Saturday, the whole day was very joyful and happy. I helped around the house, worked on my blog, played games with Samuel, and accomplished other miscellaneous things, all with a grateful heart. I felt more optimistic that day than I have in a long time, and it’s because of what happened on Friday.

~ On Sunday, I had a very happy Easter. ❤

~ On Monday, the day started out pretty casually, but then the next thing I know, while doing my Algebra schoolwork that morning, my mom came in and told me what her doctor told her on the phone. So, we spent most of the afternoon at her OB/GYN and a hospital, and because I didn’t prepare myself for what might come, I was more bitter than I would’ve liked to have been. It was quite hard on all of us, but I know that I can be so much kinder.

~ On Tuesday, we had a quiet day at home, preparing for today (Wednesday) and taking it easy. I have been praying often because I want my focus tomorrow to be on Him, and not my circumstances. He is with us – He is with me. ❤

And on Wednesday, I’ve published this post! Does anyone else have a habit they need to end, a new one they need to start, or a current one that needs changing? If so, I’d like to invite you to join me on this walk of change. It is possible!

I am overcoming anger. What do YOU desire to overcome?

— Maggie

15 replies on “Making the Change ~ Week Two”

I guess I desire to overcome shyness. If I’m going to get anywhere in life, I have to have better people skills and be able to stand up for myself.

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Those flowers are beautiful and so are you!!!! I was so happy when I got to Friday and the breakthrough you had with God’s help. I knew He’d step in, well He was probably already doing that but He steps back at times and lets us see that we can’t do this by ourselves. Kind of like when a baby is learning to walk and you have to let them fall down a couple of times and they get it. If you held them up all the time they’d never learn to walk lol 🙂 Everyday will not be perfect and that’s another lesson all in it’s self. Some days you will handle it with stride, others you might slip into old habits, but when you catch yourself, ask God to help you. He’s right there waiting for you to ask, and He will help :):)

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Yep, you just have to ask. I don’t know why we forget. I still forget. I might be half into a rant and then I start to feel guilty and asking for forgiveness, and start asking for help or giving thanks for the things I have 🙂 But why do I still sometimes start to do it is always the question.


With all that your mom has been going through it’s no surprise you had a hard time. You’ve been a rock for her and it’s got to be so hard on you, too. I’m so happy God brought you to the realization that He’s there for all of you!

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Yes, that helped me so much! Trying to find the strength on my own would not have worked; it was only through Him that I stayed positive and strong. Our circumstances will get better soon; I trust that He’s caring for us. ❤

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