Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Wrap Up

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Ps. 1118: 24

I woke up with a migraine this morning.....and.....with this verse on repeat....going through my mind! No matter how much I want to succumb to the morose of this day....I can not!

Miracles abound, blogging friends, miracles abound!

Soul Reflections reports "Salvation is Here!" After praying for her husband's salvation, on April 15th, her husband made a faith commitment! "After 36 years of marriage, I feel like a newly wed again! God is faithful to keep His promises. Promises of household salvation. Promise that if we are persistent and persevere He will honor that. He stored up all my tears of supplication and standing in the gap for my Mike and granted His salvation in a beautiful simple moment."

Heather is going in today at 4:00 p.m. for a second opinion/consultation. Be in prayer. And while you're praying, don't forget to thank God for the growing monetary blessing He has sent Heather's way! Oh, Heather, you are so right! "God IS good, ALL the time!"

Part Six of Kev's miracle has been posted and we are anxiously awaiting Part Seven! For his mom's, always, poignant perspective, visit Dawn! What a miracle of deliverance and restoration we are blessed to be able to read.

Today, at 1:30 p.m. my DH will join my MIP ('miracle in progress'--thanks Morning Glory!) for a joint therapy session. While I so-o-o-o want to be son told me yesterday why he invited his Dad only. "Mom, Dad and I have things we need to work on. He is my biggest barrier to moving forward and, yet, the one I want to please the most." I'm still trying to process that! Putting my mother's ego aside, this is a very good thing! For the last year, my DH has been intentionally mentoring our son, meeting with him for breakfast, lunch, dinner, movies, bowling, and just to talk. My DH is a pretty fabulous man who has chartered his life with high standards, incredible goals, and a work ethic that would kill a lessor man! In fact, when I met him 36 years ago, he already had a life plan! Sadly, I didn't know what I was doing the next weekend! Clearly, we make a balanced team!

He has been meeting with our adult son, guiding him with ideas and plans that have always worked in his own life. It seems, that while our son has benefited much from this Dad time....he also believes that unless he does things exactly like his Dad does....he fails. And although our MIP is just a darker version of his Dad, that's where the similarity ends. This is the young man who said in a counseling session a few years back, "I can't succeed like my Dad can--but he can't fail like I can." How does this confusion happen! Hence, the barrier. Still, the heart connections remain and he wants to please his Dad. Please pray that this joint therapy session will be a start; the beginning of meaningful communication that will lead to our MIP's independence, health, and happiness.
Later this morning, I am going in for a facial and to correct the only mistake ( ;) ) God ever made (highlighting my hair to the color it should have been!). Facials are a new luxury for me, but a necessary one; while the hot flashes of menopause have subsided, it seems the cells of my skin are having some trouble regenerating on their own. And since we have our annual "After Tax Season Party" tonight, let the regeneration begin!!!
Yes, April 17th was the last day of Tax Season (or busy season as it is now called in accounting circles)! Do I hear a WOO-HOO!!!
Have a great weekend blogging friends! Thanks for your visit!


Denise said...

I will be praying for your husband, and sons counseling session today. I hope you enjoy your facial, and highlights, have a blessed weekend.

Diane J. said...

We do like to have things wrapped up and tucked away, especially our kids, don't we? But life is almost never that settled and we have so much difficulty dealing with that.

I pray your son and hubby have a meaningful session today and this counselling really benefits them.

Heather? I'm blown away by our blogging family's generosity!

Have a great "girl" time and a wonderful weekend, Diane. :-)

Love and Hugs,


Linda said...

What a wonderful praise report from that swee, faithful wife. I can only imagine the joy she is feeling.
It is good to know how to pray specifically for your son. I think I understand how he feels. There is just something about fathers and sons. We moms just love them, but somehow dad sets the standard. I know that my sons want nothing more than their Dad's approval. Even as grown men, I still see that. Having Dad say "I'm proud of you" means the world.
I pray this session will be the start of an even better realtionsip for them.
Have fun with the facial. My daughter gave me the gift of a facial a few months ago. I felt oh so pampered.
Have a good weekend Diane.

Dawn said...

What a week it has been! It has been great talking with you. I will definitely get some pictures with Brenda. I hope your headache is gone!!

Kev and I finished Part VII just in time for me to go pack.

Have a blessed week-end. See ya!

Morning Glory said...

This post stirred up so many thoughts in my mind that I could go on and on and on and you'd delete my comment for being too long.

One of the hardest things for me to work through when my child was going through her recovery was to realize that I didn't have all the answers for making things better for her. I had done all I could in raising her the best way I knew how, and then she chose to reject my guidance and make her own bad decisions anyway. I still wanted to "fix" things for her, but I began to realize that there needed to be other people in her life to pick up where my efforts left off. When I backed away a little, we drew closer.

Your son's feelings about measuring up to his dad's success reminded me so much of my brothers. We all admired my dad, but their own insecurities kept them from a sense of having made him proud, yet I know my dad was proud of the boys.

It's so hard when our children put us on pedestals and declare that they can't measure up to us. That's an unfair burden that they place on us, and I have come to believe that it's also an excuse for their own inability to make the best choices.

That may sound harsh, but it really isn't. I've learned so much through my daughter's process and have been able to stop allowing her issues to discolor my days.

Your MIP has so much going for him with two loving parents!

groovyoldlady said...

It's a father/son thing here too. God has been richly blessing us by beginning to tear down walls between them over the past few weeks. I'd love to blog about some of it but I can't because his soon-to-be-ex-wife lurks menacingly over my blogs.

I laughed/cried yesterday when I found a portion of a Psalm that so truly applies to my relationship with her: Psalm 56:5-6 "All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil. They attack, they lurk, they watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life."

Truly there IS nothing new under the sun!

I'll be praying for your men...

BunnyGirl said...

Hi Diane,

Thank you for visiting my site and posting a comment. Please drop round again.
I will certainly be visiting your sight again re prodigals. It's very relevant to me!!