I can’t wait. This lovely country has been on my heart so much lately. It’s just special to me. I left a piece of my heart in Honduras last year and I cannot wait to go back, but like anyone else who plans a trip somewhere there can be pressure in planning to go.  Pressure to get things done.

I will be gone for two weeks this year.  I want to make sure I do not overwhelm the instructors at Core Studio (they are probably laughing at me for saying this), I want to make sure that my kids are safe and my husband has a good plan in place (you women know what I am talking about), and most of all I want to prepare my soul. Believe me, I know that we should prepare our hearts daily anyway. November is not far away, and I am super excited!

Last year my house sold just before I left. I literally signed the closing papers the day before I left for Honduras. I was living in an apartment and to say that I took time to prepare my heart would not be true. I really want to have it together this year. I do not know what together means, but want to know in my heart I have done everything I can to please He who is sending me and help those who are in so much need.

Because You Said So I Will.

A guest pastor spoke at my church yesterday and when he said  “BYSSIW” it hit home to me. Most people who know me for a short time learn that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Everything I am, everything I believe, everything I want to be was given as a sacrifice to me. Having said that, I don’t often talk about it. Maybe I am afraid to disappoint. I want my actions to speak for themselves, and in the south, sometimes people get tired of hearing it. But the truth is, I should be more open about my faith. It’s the greatest decision I’ve ever made.

I knew I wanted to write a post today since I am back from vacation, but I had no idea what to blog about. I had originally planned to blog about the bugs trying to take over my garden….

garden bugs

but it just didn’t seem appropriate. I even told Laura today at the studio I was struggling with what to write. Maybe that’s because I knew what I was supposed to write about all along.  Maybe I’ve been a little angry at the challenges my family has faced over the past six months. I could tell you stories that would break your heart, but it makes no difference. That’s life. We have to move forward. It’s tough to be an adult sometimes. There isn’t always time to deal with your own feelings, but at some point you have to deal with them. It’s the tough times that strengthen us. I am so grateful for a man who loves me so much and friends who don’t have to say much to let me know they are available.

We all have hard times, and as I write this I know of others dealing with things far worse than me. We are all searching for happiness and answers. The “why” to the hard times I can’t explain, but I do believe happiness is a choice and that we are not meant to have all of the answers. That’s why we are human.

In my preparation for Honduras I am considering teaching a couple of donation only classes that I have never taught before. Maybe I will be able to share with you a little piece of Honduras. I am praying about how I feel led to teach this class, and you are all invited. I will keep you posted…

Honduras

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Healthy Please XOXO,

Jill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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