My daughter and I spent the last week back in Ohio with family. I needed to just get away for awhile. Unfortunately my husband couldn’t come because of work so he drove us half way and my mom met us half way. Let’s just say this— the drive was TERRIBLE! Traffic was bad, the baby had lots of meltdowns, and I was beyond stressed.
Anyways once we got to Ohio it was so good to just relax. We didn’t do anything exciting—just saw family and hung out. It was a good break for me. And it was sweet of my family to dote on my daughter most of the day.
So because the 15 hour drive up was so bad, I decided to fly back home…
If you know me I HATE flying—so this decision was rough. Flying gives me a lot of anxiety (just like a lot of things in my life actually, but that’s a story, for another time). Anyways, I booked a flight!
We flew back to Georgia yesterday–and you know what—WE SURVIVED!!
I worked myself up for nothing of course. I had the baby in the stroller until we got to the gate so that made life way easier. She didn’t cry the whole time like I was a afraid she would (she didn’t even cry at all!). And even with a day of messed up naps (something else that I get anxiety about!) she was fine and is back to her routine today.
Isn’t it funny how we work up worst case scenarios in our head and worry about nothing most of the time?
This is the story of my life.
I am CONSTANTLY working and learning to trust that GOD HAS ME IN HIS HANDS. He has a perfect plan and I can’t mess that plan up.
Oh if I could just truly accept this truth. He continuously shows me after all my worrying that it is all for nothing. I will probably be working on this for the rest of my life, but I need to remember each time— He has protected me and gotten me through rough situations–how each situation has made me stronger and more confident.
I wish I could snap my fingers and make all my fears and anxieties go away. But at the same time, it is my FEAR that reminds me to draw closer to HIM. To pray and to go to God when I am feeling so alone.
For all my anxious friends out there, this is the verse I try to repeat in my head when I’m stuck:
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
So, we made it back with no trouble, and it’s good to be home.
It’s always a huge blessing when you get back and your best friend has an awesome taco spread ready for the Super Bowl too! Thanks Liz!