Shandra Lee. With Heart Wide Open. A Miracle In The Making.

A new day, a new year, a new outlook.

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So here am I~ it’s a new day, in a new year, in a new decade. A  time when most people are looking forward to the next year… I am looking back….and I am amazed.

There really would be no point is sharing the ‘highlights’ of the previous decade~you could not possibly understand~ since I can barely comprehend how they will impact this next season, myself. Put simply, the choices I have made along much of my life journey have often been the result of not so great choices of others. Could so easily be a pity party here, but never fear! Somewhere along the way I was offered the chance to stop reacting and instead, by accepting responsibility for my piece, began changing the steps, the dance, the future. As you may be able to predict,  many of these  life changes meant letting  go of much…. including many friends… and family.

With loss always there is grief, with grief there can be healing….and with healing comes growth. Pruning makes room for bigger, better, more fragrant blossoms…blossoms of great beauty.

That, dear reader, is just what has blessed me in 2009. Making room for the biggest and best God has to offer…2009 has been all about healing and great big g-r-o-w-t-h. Facing fears, facing giants, making mistakes, starting all over again and overcoming….o-v-e-r-c-o-m-i-n-g. What a sweet word. What a painful process~What a joyful event. Oh, what a beautiful fragrance.

Learning to share from my heart with those who  listen….with their own hearts. Learning to trust, to step out and to obey the Only Voice that matters….and opening my own tender little heart ~bit by bit~ to receive.

“May you, too, be overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord in 2010” (nwb)

Blossoming in 2010 with my heart wide open~Shandra

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