Happy Wednesday and day before Valentine’s day. I am here to share with you that I will be taking a break from Facebook as of the end of today. Now, in realizing that Valentine’s day is tomorrow I see how appropriate this is because this is being done out my commitment and love for God. I posted this on Facebook:
“Hello FB friends, this is to let you know that today is my last day on Facebook for a time. Not gone for good but need to take a full break for awhile! I need to spend less time on here and this is the only way I can see (with God's help) to break this crazy habit! Won't be gone for good...taking it one day at a time. If you need to contact me, please find my e-mail address in the about on my wall or message me, I have a separate app for that. Just please understand that I need this time it is nothing against any of you! It has been a commitment of mine for 2013 to let God reorganize my life so this is a part of it. Love you all! Will miss you! Talk at you when I return!
My ART is still for sale! If you'd like to make a purchase and/or have questions please check out the photo albums on my page and/or message me through it. I also have a separate app. for that! https://www.facebook.com/SomethingbyJuliana?cropsuccess
Praying for a very freeing, constructive break! God bless you all! XOXOXOXO”
Not sure if I will be inspired to write in this blog during this time or not. I am leaving this in God’s hands. I have, though, had some recent inspiration for writing that I believe I am supposed to share today.
I still haven’t come to a full realization of why God has seemingly been interjecting certain things into my life lately. Maybe it is just that I am to share with others. Saturday morning I woke up with a song going through my mind. I had to run to find it so I could hear it. It’s called “You are Loved” by Wynona Judd and is on a soundtrack album for Touched by an angel. To explain a little further, this song reminds me of my Daddy in his promotion to glory 10/16/2001. It makes me cry.
He and I were very close despite his seeming anger issues when I was a little girl. But, somewhere around my 10th birthday he started to drink heavily and our relationship changed totally. I don’t wish to dwell on this so I’ll just say that God healed our relationship immensely. When I was 27 he sobered up. Then I did when I was 28. We were finally able to civilly talk to one another again. And it wasn’t long before he was my daddy again. They say that when you are healed of much you are that much more thankful. That was my daddy and I! I can only remember one tiny argument the rest of our years together (13).
To show you in a much more meaningful way, when he was in his last few days, I shared a Touched by an angel episode with him (Psalm 151) if you have the chance to watch it please do as it is my favorite. He cried. This episode is truly a bitter sweet episode about a little boy who is ill and ends up dying from Cystic Fibrosis. My daddy also died with breathing difficulty (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The following weekend he had a massive heart attack and we called 911 for him the following morning (once he would finally share what happened).
I was the person who was at the hospital the most for the following nearly 2 days until he died. To make a long story short, my one brother had finally arrived on Monday night from out of town and I could finally go home. I said good-bye to him 3 times because I knew in my heart that I wouldn’t see him alive again. The following morning we got the call as I stared at the phone from our bed. When we got to the hospital we met the nurse who had been caring for him. She was an overweight lady with dark hair who looked quite similar to me. When we told her my name was Julie she nearly passed out since this was her name. My dad had been heavily sedated on machines and we all knew that he more than likely thought that I was still there with him. God had given us both what we needed!
My dad and I had a volatile relationship for 18 years of our lives but you can clearly see the major healing that God performed. I look forward to being with both my parents in heaven someday.
May God bless you through my writing. If He has especially touched you in any way, please leave a comment below. Your comments are so very encouraging to me to help me to keep writing. Also, click on the “Uptweet” button on the above right and share! I pray you will keep coming back. I fully believe that my writing is by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so if I am writing, there is someone that needs to read it! Maybe it’s you? Also, please be sure to share any questions you might have with me and if you would like to keep them personal (just between you and me) please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t know how to answer you, I will may every attempt to refer you to someone for more information. Thanks and may God bless all your days!