Thursday, July 9, 2009

Emotions and Shopping Therapy??

I always tend to do most things backwards so we will start with the therapy first.
After a somewhat blue day Tuesday I just had to get away so I decided to go antiquing at one of my favorite stores. My plan was to go there
and spend a few hours rummaging through old books and postcards
that are almost a dime a dozen since they are closing soon.
Had to go on to plan B when I arrived and they were not open.
So...I hit the antique malls in the same town instead.
Knowing I didn't have a lot of money to spend I thought I did pretty well ~
-photograph by Alice at Painted White
These wire easels were only $2.59 each, but then they were 40% off so I got the two they had for 1.55 each. I can always use easels and these are even pretty ones~ (purchased them at the craft part of one antique mall)
Close up of the easel without the postcard so you can see the pretty scroll work ~ Have you ever seen such a cute salt and pepper set ??? ADORABLE is all I can say ~ I had to get this sign...anyone who really knows me knows that *I LOVE chocolate* so this was perfect...even the colors ~Speaking of emotions...
I let my emotions get the best of me some days even though I try so hard not to. I spent the better part of the morning and some of the afternoon Tuesday
falling apart and crying over a family situation that involves
this precious little granddaughter of mine.
All the while knowing there is absolutely nothing in my power
that I can do to change anything.
As a mom I want to fix things , but I can't do that anymore.
However, I do know a God who is all powerful and He alone can change hearts...
praying for that today.
I can see Him working, but I want everything fixed instantly and completely.
I need to learn that these things do not happen on my terms, but on God's terms and according to His perfect timing.
I really had to make myself stop the tears because we had friends coming over for dinner (which haven't been here in a long time and we did have a great time with them) Sometimes I think if I just have a good all out bawling session maybe I could get it out of my system. I think it is probably even good for the soul.

Cast all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you.
I Peter 5:7

Asking you to pray with me... Blessings~

17 comments:

Holly said...

I really like those easels. I've never seen any like that before.

Those emotions can really take us for a ride sometimes, eh? I'd rather take them! ♥

Marilyn said...

Oh, I have had those days too. Usually over our errant son. He is now 39 & still can't seem to get it together. So the mom in me will sometimes sob the day away with a mom hurt & disappointment....
Oh yes Sandi, you are not alone.
Love,
Marilyn

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sandi... I certainly hear you and know your emotions... I have a strange feeling I have been walking in very similiar shoes as you.... The grandchild, son all all. The sound is all too familiar.... I hope you have easier days ahead. They won't change but how we tend to handle them does... God will help you through..... Keep in touch...

blushing rose said...

When the gr-children are involved the pain is sometimes nearly insurmountable. Been there ... God works in His own way in His own time ... we just have to trust that He knows better than impatient us. Your gr-dau is absolutely gorgeous.

A prayer is being lifted for you, Sandi. Be strong, I am here if you need to talk. Write me at my email.

Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Sue said...

I've had a week like yours dealing with my parents in the hospital. Your precious grand-daughter is in God's hands and I always like to say that His hands are so much bigger than ours. I will pray for her.

Your bird salt and pepper shaker set is just adorable!

Amanda Kaake said...

Totally praying for you mom. You should have called. I'm here all day. :) Just keep praying for them. Your prayers are what kept me alive and brought me to where I am now. I'm so thankful I have a praying mom. Just hang on. I love you so much!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

The comment from your daughter brought me to tears! I'm going through some things that involve my granddaughter also. My heart aches for my daughter and granddaughter. It's hard being a mother and having to sit and pray and watch~and not say anything. All my conversation is with the Father at this point,He IS the only one that can fix everything. I'm still learning to cast my cares on Him. And it's during these times I'm so very thankful I have someone bigger than myself to carry the load. I'll be praying for you and your daughter and your sweet little yummie. It's nice to know we're not alone.One thing sweet Sandi~~Jesus will NEVER leave you or forsake you!!!!HE IS ALWAYS THERE!!!Your in my prayers, Deborah

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your shopping finds are lovely:). I have been praying for your family everyday. I know that it is a difficult time but keep leaning on God-He will take care of you and your family:).

Blessings dear friend,

Kim

QueenBe said...

I think any good Mother feels and shares the same pain you have felt, at one time or another. My Mom used to say " A Mother is only as happy as her unhappiest child" and nothing could be further from the truth, in my eyes. I'm hoping your sad days are met with happy days to get you through.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Sandi,
I'm so sorry to hear of this. The baby is just precious. Be a strength and place of refuge as best as you can for your grandchild. The Lord will work this out. Pray and rest in Him.
Hugs~

Lisa said...

Wow What treasures! And you added your little sweetie too!
Hugs,Lisa

Kristen said...

Sorry to read you are having a rough time. Hugs to ya.

Love the chocolate sign. Mmm.


K

June said...

Oh man Sandi, I love that sign. So me! I am so sorry about what you are going through right now. Sometimes, not often, I let myself have a good cry about how unfair life can be sometimes. You are right about it cleansing the soul. I always feel better after.
Smiles,
June

Karen said...

Exactly how I feel some days too!! Must be the mom thing!! Saying prayers for all of us moms that want to "fix" our childrens lives! I enjoy reading your blog so much!

Barb said...

Sandi,
Thank you for sharing your heart.

what a sweetie that little one is.

You've already gotten lots of advice and support, I'm sure,
so I will just say, I am the same way.
Want it fixed, and now.
And i too am learning,
God is in control of everything, and we can trust Him.
I am a slow learner.

Yes, a good cry is a cleansing thing, and good for our souls.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

SharDon Exclusives said...

Sandi, I did not catch your post yesterday but I did today & my prayers are with you. Being a grandma is an awesome responsibility sometimes but our biggest strength is the power of prayer. The Lord hears your heart & is with you through this whole time...blessings, dear soul,
Sharon

Splendid Little Stars said...

I know, I know
I know how that feels.

You thinking is right on. trust....no worries