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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursdays Feelings

I wasn't going to post today. I admit it - I'm kind of sad. We are trying to get my grandson into a Christian school for next year - middle school. We have been filling out forms, writing checks, and visiting the whole month of January. The school he really wanted - it was our first choice - just called and said no, they could not accommodate him. So I am sad and I have a feeling the other one might be the same way. I thought for sure it was what God wanted. I would appreciate a quick prayer. Thanks.

So I am forcing myself to think of five things I am grateful for.

1. Flowers - aren't they gorgeous? God's gift of colors and beauty to me.


2. I took these pictures.

3. My sister called this morning and we talked (I cried - she listened).

4. Pugs show me God has a sense of humor.



5. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - I love thoughts for the day.

That's pretty good for me today! I hope you are having a blessed day.



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53 comments:

Kim said...

I've been so busy lately I have fallen behind on reading all my favorite bloggers. But just peeked in and saw you were sad. It is a disappointment for sure, but you never know - God might have a better plan waiting in the wings. Have faith.
Hugs, Kim

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry to hear that. ((HUGS))
The flowers are gorgeous. Keeping you in my prayers.

Modern Day Disciple said...

I am sorry for the news...pondering the year we tried to get my girl into the Christian School I wanted and how we were not able at the time to make it happen. That was 1st grade. It took until 5th grade for this prayer to finally come to fruition. I have no idea why. It has been a blessing, for sure. This is her second year there, by His grace. Although my heart desires her to continue there, I only know this : God has allowed her there now. Trusting Him with you for the plans He does have for yours ...and mine. In His Grace, Dawn

Sush said...

A very dear and wonderful person in my life used to tell me, "The Lord may not be there when you want Him, but He's always right on time".

Hang in there...and love and prayers are beaming your way!

Shelly said...

I'm praying for you- don't lose hope. Good things are on the way for him.

Eva Ason said...

I'm sorry to hear about the negative response (((Big Hugs))) Hang in there my friend!! Hugs and prayers are coming your way! Eva

Cheri said...

Sorry to hear you are not having a very good day...my heart hurts for you and your family but you know that God has a plan...he always does.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So sorry for the negative response. We never know what He has planned for us. My thoughts and prayers are with you for the next one in line.
Sorry I've fallen behind checking in with my fav bloggers, just glad I was able to today. You're right, there are always things to be grateful for.
May I borrow #5? Actually I think I need to blow it up to poster size and put it on the ceiling above my bed so I can see it when I wake up each morning!
Hang in there sending comforting *hugs*
deb

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, go take that nap! Although now you can't because you've gotten this bad news. Unfortunately some of the private schools don't have the funding that public ones do, as I'm sure you are aware. I never understood that. I will be saying a prayer for the other choice. But whatever the outcome, it will be okay. It will be okay. Ann

Wanda's Wings said...

The flowers are beautiful and each day brings a new beginning.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

The flowers are gorgeous. This is disappointing news, but I always try to look at these things in perspective. In five years will it matter? In a year, will it matter? SOmetimes I can do it... sometimes not.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hate to see a friend down. I'm sorry he didn't get into the school. I hope he finds the right place for next year. And hugs to you!

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh Sandie, So sorry to hear he didn't get into that school.... but maybe God knows something we don't.... well I am sure he does, but you know what I mean. I will pray for you that he gets accepted into the other one.

Sweet Tea said...

Well, RATS!
I know his school placement has been an ongoing source of prayer. Disappointment is especially tough when you really felt it was God's leading to this school. We must believe there is a better placement/situation for him "down the road". God wants the best for him and loves him even more than you do and we know he never makes a mistake. What to do? What to do? It's hard to know sometimes, isn't it?! The answer will come and you'll know it's right when everything fits together. I am so sorry and hope the blues lift soon, Sandie.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I'm sorry for your disappointment. There is always a reason, though, yes? One we don't quite know of yet. Something better - we'll hope for that to reveal itself soon. Still, the disappointment is real. Your pictures definitely lift the spirits.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm sorry things didn't go your way with the school you wanted. It's so hard not to be disappointed when things like this happen. I'm a little down also today. Was watching Teen Mom, I know, horrible. But this girl had to pay a retainer fee for $350 and out comes her checkbook and she pays it. I thought to myself we don't even have that in our checking account and here's this teenager writing a check. Just got me discouraged about how hard things have been lately. I'm sorry. This is probably NOT making you feel any better. I will be grateful for what I do have. I hope the day gets better!!!

Karen Lange said...

Hang in there, Sandie! Will pray for you. Sending hugs your way. :)

Sally said...

I'm sorry. Just lifted a prayer that GS will be able to attend the school that's right for him. ((hugs))

Melanie said...

I'm sorry, Sandie. Of course I'll keep you all in my prayers. Don't give up! As you already know, God's timing is not our own.♥

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sandie. I am so sorry that you are feeling sad today my dear friend, and that your grandson didn't get to go to the school of your choice. I will pray for you and him. You obviously want the best for the little lad, and I am sure that God wants that too. Hoping that all your comments today will bring you some comfort. Stay positive and something good will happen. Hugs.

Helen said...

I can feel the sadness in your writing ... hang in there - all of you - things will turn out in the end. For the best!

Gloria Hood said...

Praying that He has even bigger plans for your grandson!

Ginny said...

Beautiful flower pictures! I will pray for him, God maybe has something better, He knows all about the schools and what GS needs!! My DIL couldn't stand waiting so many years with postponements for her baby, she was nearly totally stopped many times. But when it did happen, we knew that it was God's perfect time, because she got the perfect child for her. The time was right, and not a moment before. Could be the same for the school!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...

FABULOUS photos...that third one down---the pink against a black background?---now THAT'S a stunner.

Ohhhhhhh, so sorry about the school you wanted but you know? It wasn't meant to be. Something better is ahead! Take care, dear Sandie. Susan

Marti said...

Sorry the school situation didn't work out, but God will open the right door. Praying for wisdom and patience for you. Hugs.

Ann said...

Aw, sorry the path is a little bumpy right now for you. At least you have a bright side to look on and that's always a good sign :)
I love that quote at the end.
Hang in there things will work out one way or another

Angela said...

I'm probably going to be the first to say that you don't want him going to a school if they don't think they can handle him. He won't benefit from that at all and you will have spent a lot of money and lots of frustration over it all. Needless to say it could really set him back. It's better to find out before you send him then after he's there. I learned that the hard way with Jarod! So my friend I would say that was a God wink that he didn't want Andy there! I'm sure that the Lord will help you to get him in the right school. Some Christian schools are really strict and have strange and unusual rules that only apply to some which is where I accidentally put Jarod at for preschool. I really regret sending him there.

Hugs,
Angela

Michaele said...

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says "I will try again tomorrow". Mary Anne Radmacher

You will see - God still has a plan.

Stella said...

Remember when one door closes another one opens. Sometimes it is so hard to let him work his plan in his time and not ours. Tomorrow will be brighter. Blessing for your and your family.

Janie Fox said...

So sorry for this school deal. I will lift your name in prayer. I ow you for sure for all the prayers you have sent for me!! Come over...I have 2 pugs and I'll make you a nice snack.
P.S. Sisters are the best!

Debbie said...

Just joining you this evening. I wish I could travel to your neck of the woods and give you an in person hug and word of encouragement.

I hope that by the time you read this, you already have been given some new hope or direction.

I will be putting this situation in my prayer book and praying for a solution for you.

Having just finished a nearly year long study of the Exodus, and taken my class through the Red Sea this past week, I can say with confidence that the expression "God can make a way when there seems to be no way" isn't just trite; it's TRUE.

I'll be praying for a way for that little man of yours that makes you say WOW.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh sweetie you didn't tell me! I am so sorry but you must hang in there and Believe!! I just sent you a quote that I hope will help and it was before I read your blog. I know God sent it. I am thankful for your faith which inspires me daily! Hugs, Linda

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi, I just found your blog and am sorry for your sadness, but have faith. He will always make a way. I am inspired by your header, I love seeing Him in all things, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Shug said...

don't give up! When one door closes, another one opens!! And, God always knows best...Praying for this need..
hugs
Shug

Jeanie said...

I hope that a place that will fit all your needs and desires for your grandson will be in the future for you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Sandie, I am so sorry... I can feel your pain and hurt. HOWEVER, keep the faith.. God has a plan and your grandson will go to school where God intends him to go. I am SURE!!!! Just be patient and allow God to intervene.

It's good to go to things that make you smile (like flowers and pets) when you are sad... That always helps.

Hugs and PRAYERS,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

I've a hunch ... a strong one! ... next year around this time, you'll look back and say, "Thank God the first one said 'no'!"
'Tho it's a bitter pill, God always knows what's best!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I suspect that the right situation will happen, and in the end all of you will see that it was meant to be. There's always a plan. :)

silverthoughts2 said...

If your grandson is suppose to go to one of these schools, one way or another he'll go. Maybe a spot will open up, or maybe there will be a spot at the second school.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. My prayers are with you. I am sure Gods hand is in the workings here.

Mimi said...

HI SANDY!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!I am LATE getting around to visiting all my blogger friends!!It started out rough, but 2012 is going to be a GREAT YEAR!!!!
Our son attended A Christian HIGH SCHOOL, worth every penny!!!IN AZ, we have a TAX credit you can use for Christian education, you can google ACSTO, Ariz. Christian School tuition Org. for ideas --maybe someone in georgia Can get that started in your state!!!
hugs,
jamie

GrammyK said...

Sorry to hear of your disappiontment. :-( Have you considered home schooling? I know that you have a great relationship with your GS. There are several options to choose from and I always recommend Christian Liberty Academy. Just a suggestion! :-) I know that the Lord will work everything out in His timing. <3

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Sandie,
So sorry to hear the bad news. Hopefully the other school will work out, I'll definitely pray.

I can't believe so much has changed in blogland since I've been gone. I feel like I've been gone for years!

I don't think I'll be able to catch up on your posts, I've missed reading them.

Belle said...

I'm sorry. Your family must be so disappointed. I will pray for your grandson. Love and hugs.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am sorry for your disappointment. Sending big hugs and prayers for God's will in all of this... {{{HUGS}}} tanna

Sandra said...

so sorry about the school, and proud of you for taking the photos they are beautiful flowers and beautiful photos. hope you day is wonderful today and that you can walk away from your sadness and find gladness around the corner. hugs from florida

Changes in the wind said...

Fear not!
All things work for the good!
If God is for us who can be against us?
Not to worry.......God has a good plan for all your family.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm so sorry. Praying that God will open a door ... and that He will comfort your sad heart. {{hug}}

SweetMarie said...

You will find the school for your Grandson. It all works out.
These are some beautiful flowers.
Love the quote...I've been living by it for a long time.
Praying for you and your family.

Aarthi said...

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Annesphamily said...

That was a perfect quote! I have had that kind of week too! Chin up! Life is a winding journey!

Debbie Crawford said...

You're being obedient to God's word...giving thanks...God has a plan-continue to trust in Him.

Sharon said...

Oh Sandie. How heartbreaking. It's so very hard when we feel like God is going to do something, and then He doesn't. It's so easy to say just trust Him - it's all for the best - but I mean it. I have to tell myself that ALL THE TIME!!