December 18, 2013
Yesterday started out great, but it didn’t last long. My husband ended up leaving his volunteer position early. I got a call from the principal.
Thankfully, I had arranged a meeting with our pastor yesterday afternoon. It was the first time I sat down and talked with him one-on-one. I enjoyed our conversation even though the subject matter was difficult.
He recommended the book Boundaries by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, which I started reading last night and continued today. While I bristle at some of the overly righteous tones in the book, I am curious about redefining boundaries from a Christian perspective, especially because I bought into the idea that I should be selfless as a Christian. I’m discovering that love can look like abandonment if the situation calls for it.
I’m grateful for the clarity, though. I know what I need to do. Now I just have to keep standing my ground as the winds blow me about.
And, my! How the winds have started blowing already.
My mom sent me the following quote by Deepak Chopra: All great changes are preceded by chaos.
There is a LOT of chaos going on right now.