I know that it's Monday, but I feel like so much has happened already this week that has/will put me on an emotional roller coaster.
First, the Royal Wedding. I cried like a baby because Catherine Middleton looked so beautiful, and her and Prince William are so in love. Swoon! True love makes me so happy.
Second, Osama Bin Laden.....enough said. I feel so conflicted about this right now. I want to be happy like so many other Americans, but I'm not. I almost feel saddened by the whole thing. I understand that what he did and the orders that were carried out by his direction caused the US great loss and tragedy. We would not be at war right now had he not done what he did. I feel sad because of all our soldiers who have and did risked their lives for us. And of course for all of those who were stripped of their lives on 9/11/01. However, I can't help but think about Osama's salvation. I know for a fact that he is in Hell right now. That all of the things that he believed in and taught other people about are completely false and it is blindingly obvious to him right now. Justice is finally being served because Osama has stood before the Savior and he had been judged.
I just wonder what if. What if he knew Jesus? He had such great influence on so many people world wide. What if he used that influence to show people about God's love? Can you imagine how amazing that would have been? In my opinion, this is another leader gone to waste. This is what makes me so terribly sad.
There! I've said my peace on this subject.
Thirdly, tomorrow is the celebration service for my hubby's Godmother who passed away 2 weeks ago. She was an amazing Godly woman who was suffering from cervical cancer for I don't know how long. She is with the Lord now and pain free. No more sorrow. No more suffering. Just unimaginable happiness. Knowing this makes me happy. However, knowing that her husband, who was madly madly in love with her, is alone now makes me sad. I can't possible imagine what it is like to loose a spouse. Especially one that I've been with for 30 some odd years in complete marital bliss. My heart goes out to her husband. He loves the Lord too and will be with his one day.
Fourthly, we are going to get away this weekend. We are driving up north, past San Fran, to visit some very dear friends of ours. They moved away before Christmas, and we miss hanging out with them so much that we are willing to drive 7 hours with all 3 kids in the car, mind you to see them. I can't wait. I've needed a little get away for a while now. I am the type of person who loves to try new things, and simply visiting a town that I've never been too fills that void in my life for at least 6 months. I can't wait!
Fifthly, I found out this morning that I am officially 10 pounds lighter. Not in the theoretical sense, but in the literal "10 pounds of useless fat is no longer on my body"sense. All of my whining and complaining about only loosing 5 pounds is long gone. Somewhere on this diet program that I'm on, it says to not exercise. WHATEVER! I've been walking 2 miles almost every morning for the past 2 weeks, and it had caused my body to shift into gear a little bit. Well, maybe only 3rd gear, but you get the picture. This makes me so happy, that I did a little happy dance just now. I can't wait to be back to my pre-baby weight. Plus I want to loose a little more than that, but if I can get there, then I will be most elated.
That's it! It's only Monday and I feel like I've had enough highs and lows to jump start menopause. So much has happened and much more is to come. The important thing is that I remember that God is with me through all of my ups and downs. My goal for this year is to learn to just go with the flow of life. To just relax and know that He is in control of it all, and that there is nothing that I can do about it.