• Amanda Grace

Have a Little Faith

Some of the best advice I ever got was from my mom. A few years ago, I was struggling with life. My husband had lost his job to the oil shutdowns and being a new mom with a new house, there was lots of extra stress. I wasn’t handling all the stress well as things weren’t going as I planned. I had a plan! I wrote it out so it was supposed to happen. I don’t have a Type A personality, you do! Okay maybe I do. Anyways, things were tough and I wasn’t sure how we were going to make it all work. I was talking to my mom about how I was feeling and she told me that sometimes all you can do is have a little faith. Whether that is in God or the universe, have faith that everything will be okay and everything will work out. She said all I can do is be there for my family and let go of the things I can’t control. At first I thought she was being rude to so simply put my feelings aside and tell me to let it go but I decided to take her advice. On the car ride home that day, I was listening to my oldest giggling away in the back seat at a new toy Nana had bought her and decided I was going to start it right then and there. I started talking to myself, it is going to be okay. I can’t control everything and although lists fix most problems, somethings just have to be let go. So God, universe…. What do you got for me! *deep breath* I actually felt better. Still skeptical but with more hope! An hour later, I received a call from husband and that he had received a new job offer! One that paid more then what he was making then. It is exactly what I needed to hear to let a weight off my shoulders be lifted. Dammit, my mom was right again! Haha! I called her right after and asked if she ever gets sick of being right. “Nope” she said and then we laughed. After that night, everything didn’t magically become easier but it is exactly what I needed at that time. It has also been something that has helped me get through other times. It is comforting to know that things will be okay, things just seem to work out when they need to and you do not have all the control. So the lesson for the day is to take a deep breath, have faith and let go!  

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