It's a simple family problem, some family members can't come to terms and make peace, no matter how hard I try to reach out. bummer
People sometimes like to hold on to grudges, but I think life is too short,
and that it's ridiculous to waste time, letting misunderstandings go unresolved,
letting anything come between people who love each other.
Family is everything. Friends are too!
I've chosen to truly unconditionally love, no matter what, to forgive, and to move on.
To focus on good memories and hope for restored relationships.
There, I got it off my chest.
So here's what I did:
Made a decision to forgive and to love.
I sent private facebook messages, just saying I love them and asking for a response and a truce.
Then I just got busy, made silver dollar pancakes for breakfast. Simple comfort food.
Started a pot of soup, using whatever vegetables I had on hand.
Had a cup of tea..
Set the table with my best dishes as though we were having a gourmet feast.
Ted went out to get some fried chicken, and I warmed up some veggies.
Had another cup of tea.
Lovingly added photos to the birthday posts on facebook,
to honor my Grandmother, turning 100, bless her heart,
and my sweet mother 82, and a chilhood favorite TV personality, Sally Starr, 90.
|Mom and some of her wonderful friends|
|Grandmom and some of her grandkids , great, and great,great grandkids|
My sister, Faith's family.
|my grandmom, Mary Helen Layton, 100 years old!|
|Sally Starr, a beloved Philadelphia area celebrity who hosted Popeye Theatre |
and The Three Stooges in the 50's, 60's until 1971, turned 90 on the 25th, my Grandmom's birthday!.
Update, January 27, 2013,
I am so sad and sorry to announce that Sally died today,
just two days after her birthday. I found out about it just hours after ,
when I went to her website to get a url to add to this post so you could
learn more about her. She will be sadly missed, as she was so loved
by the many she brought so much joy to, and those she helped tremendously.
At the end of each broadcast, Sally always said,
"May the good Lord be with you and your family" .
Prayed. A lot.
Blogged about it!
Now, see, I got through it!
I thank God for all my blessings and choose joy and love, and I'll think upon all good things, for He will strengthen me! Just filled my head with things which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtue, and praise, like it says in Phillipians 4:8.
"May the good Lord be with you and your family!"