I and Thou – You are not Worthless

You were and are not Worthless

You were not worthless
because you were molested as a child.

You were not worthless
because you were date raped in college.

You were not worthless
because you married a man, who lost his love for you.

You were not worthless
because your husband sought to financially destroy you.

You were not worthless
because you needed to protect vulnerable children.

You were not worthless
because your husband alienated your child from you.

You were not worthless
because you worked four jobs to pay bills.

You were not worthless
because you brought enormous and abundant value to so many.

You were not worthless
because actions had consequences.

You were not worthless
because you were kind, gentle, and compassionate.

You were not worthless
because you were responsible, a good communicator and role-model advisor.

You were not worthless
because you loved to teach, coach and mentor.

You were not worthless
because actions caused visible, invisible, and physical reactions.

You were not worthless
because your words were meaningful and profoundly insightful.

You were not worthless
because you would never stop talking to someone no matter what the circumstances were.

You were not worthless
because you love with a never-ending love.

You were not worthless
because you could whip up a gourmet meal on a moment’s notice.

You were not worthless
because you achieved the goals, you set for yourself.

You were not worthless
because you had grit and an abominable spirit.

You were not worthless
because you overcame many trials and tribulations

You were not worthless
because you placed other’s needs above your own.

You were not worthless
because you overcame.

You were not worthless
because you forgave those, who needed forgiveness.

You are not worthless
because you are a child of the almighty creator of the universe.

I and Thou – The Gift of Peace

God is so glad you are here. God cares about you. He seeks to bring you peace. Are you a parent? God designed parents to love their children and encourage them and to supply their needs and to build character and to be a blessing. Each child in this world needs to know that they are a blessing. A blessing. A gift. A gift from God. No child should ever feel they are a burden. Even when one parent does not feel they are ready to be a parent, Blog_Pic14that parent needs to rejoice and celebrate the creation of life in the womb. No partner deserves to be called names. No partner deserves blame. No partner deserves to feel alienated. Alienated from love. Estranged from children.

Mothers and Fathers have an obligation to their children to love them unconditionally and to be good role models. If you have young children, spend quality time with them. Read. Tell stories. Play in the bath.  Give them time. As children grow, they will need more space. Continue to love them. Be there when they need you. Lean on God when your children are not physically with you. Reach out to them by phone. Tell them how much you love them. God wants you to have peace. Peace for you. Peace for your children. Peace for your marriage. Or, peace for your divorce.

I and Thou – Estrangement and Panic Attacks

Have you ever had a panic attack? One of the reasons you may have a panic attack is because you don’t trust God enough.  You don’t think God hears your cries nor keeps the promises He has made. In God’s time – not yours. Trust is important. You need to trust God more than anyone else in the world. YouBlog_Pic11 need to know that God is truth. God is life. God is the way. God has power over all that is, and all that will be. God can connect people or separate them. God has a higher purpose in mind that you can not understand. Panic attacks come from fear. Fear that something will happen to a loved one. The concern that a loved one needs care. Doubt that you will not see a loved one again. Panic attacks are real.  It feels like a limb has been amputated.  You feel ghost pain.  Panic attacks are wake up calls.  It is a call to turn to God.  Turn to love.  Turn to trust.  God is the keeper of time.  God is the keeper of truth.  God is the keeper of love.  Time is so very short on earth. And, heaven is timeless.  It will be in the present, and it will be eternal. It is forever. The love you have for your child is eternal. It is forever. It is love. It is the same love from God. Each time you think of your child and feel love, I want you to think of God and the love He has for you. This is the Good News. The love of God is Good News.  When no one else loves you, God does.  The love you have a for a child is similar to the love God has for each one of us. God’s message of love is for everyone. Not all who hear will believe. Rewards will be abundant for all those who believe and it will offset all of the loss you have had in your life. You will gain in eternity what you have lost on earth. So, don’t be troubled. Keep on the high course. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep on the path. Keep reaching out to your estranged child. He or she needs to know your love. No matter what. Your child will return one day. Know that. That is God’s promise to you. Only God knows when.  Keep praying.  Keep loving.  May your panic attacks be replaced by faith, hope, and love.  And, anticipation.  Anticipation of a reunification.  Some day.  Some place.  Some time.