Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's the little things.

I haven't blogged in almost two weeks now.  I'm going thru a "thing"....can't really put my finger on it but sometimes I'm just feeling so sad that I need to cry.  I'm making myself crazy, thinking I am losing it.....just a little.
I hide this from my family.  Or so I think I do.
I go from feeling sad, to feeling depressed to extreme sadness.  Now mind you, none of this has a basis for being....I only know that I am feeling, at times, pretty low.
I'm thinking....it's probably part of that
meno-you-KNOW thing.
Ugh.
So, today as I was working on my taxes (yeah, yeah, I know, last minute, you say!)  I felt that depair coming on.  It truly had nothing to do with the taxes. lol
I stop, take a deep breath, and dig in deeper to the pile of receipts and paperwork.
Out from between two sheets of paper, a small scrap of paper about 2" X 4", slipped onto the table.
I'm not sure how it ended up where it did or why but here is what is written on it:
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"
Jeremiah 29:11
Wow!
For sure it was no accident, that little slip of paper in the wrong place,
at the RIGHT time!

18 comments:

Lorraine said...

The works in strange ways. It gave goosebumps. Your right, it's probably "at your age" thing the dr.'s talk about. Let me tell you a mild ant-depressant can help. Better yet, there are natural herbs I use (made me human again) along with scripture.

Plum Thicket said...

Maureen, there are no coincidents, only blessings that come just at the right time! Eat dark chocolate. I'm not sure if it's a fruit or a vegetable but it helps :) Life is wonderful after meno!!

Designs By GuKa said...

Maureen,
God never gives us more then we can handle....yes, we get tested at times and feel sad, depressed and down in the doldrums...but know that you are not alone...

Take Care,

~Ilona :c)

Angela said...

So sorry you have been feeling depressed sweetie. But you are not alone, we all get those feelings at times. But that little note you found was sent from above. Our faith is tested at times, but God is good and will always be there in times of need. Talk to him and he will help you in a way that all of us can't. Just know we are all out here for you and I will keep you in my prayers. Have a blessed week.

Debbie said...

Maureen... I have been dealing with similar issues here. Most days are good as long as I stay busy and don't try to think but then there are times I just want to cry. Your not alone.... As your 'sign' let you know....

*hugs*
Debbie K

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

no accident there...oh yeah...go get your vitamin D checked too. were all low in the winter (without sunshine) and we feel down because of it....Mine was low; taking mega dose (Rx style) and feeling less "sad" so I def think the winter blues is to blame....
Peace my friend.
patti :

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

What a wonderful gift you received. I have too been dealing with being out of sorts, not sad but just want to stay in bed and not get up. Hoping it was due to my night shift work. I hope you can find the help and answers you need. I will be thinking of you.

countercrafts said...

Thanks for the reminder and your great post! Jesus Blesses us in so many ways, sometimes we just need to "dig" for that Blessing! Take Care and God Bless! Donna

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Your post SO resonated with me that I just had to let you know! Thank you so much for your honesty and transparency and wishing you deep joy and peace....just what I need in my life too!
Warm Blessings and Hugs~
Julie

Sandie said...

LOL....You are not alone, Maureen.I am glad you shared because that let's the rest of us know we are not alone either...God always has just what we need ready for us...even before we realize that we need it. He is a step ahead of us with His hand out giving us His gift.Thank you for all your creativity and honesty

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

I can sooo relate to what you are feeling! I have been on this emotional roller coaster ride lately and little things really seem overwhelming at times. Your little note appeared at the right moment. You are a wonderful designer! Hang in there and don't let anything prevent or interfer with what you love to do.

Mother Goose said...

I am so glad that God reminded you He is always there for you.
I think sometimes we forget that and have to be reminded. I know I do.
We are all here for you. I hope you feel better soon.

Sandra

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

God works in mysterious ways... this was his way of letting you know he is there and all will be ok.What a blessing. Take care and know you have alot of supporters here in Blogland.
Sabrina

Rabbit Hill Collectables said...

Mother Nature can really do a number on us gals with the Meno-Thing! A good dose of spring will probably help too. When feeling low, try to reflect on all of your blessings-family, a beautiful home, and your wonderful talent. It helps!

Judy/My Country Heart Crafts said...

Hi Maureen...
Sorry to hear you're feeling sad. Like your readers said...know that you're not alone. And you're right...it's the little things that matter most in life! That note came when you needed it most. Keep being who you are, doing what you're doing and know that others care!!!

deb said...

awesome!!! and just so you know...you make me and Im sure many others out there in doll land...VERY HAPPY!!!

JD said...

Maureen, get your thyroid checked. Depression is a symptom of thyroid disease, often autoimmune, Hashimoto's. TSH over 2.0 is suspect.

Carmen said...

WOW THAT'S A POWERFULL SCRIPTURE. YOU KNOW IN GOD THERE AREN'T COINCIDENCE. GOD HAD THAT WORD PREPARED JUST FOR YOU SO THAT YOU CAN SEE YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
IT'S NO COINCIDENCE I VISITED YOUR BLOG BECAUSE I'VE FELT JUST LIKE YOU THESE DAYS AND THOSE POWERFULL WORDS SPOKE TO MY HEART.
GOD BLESS YOU.