Monday, January 23, 2012

Obstacles have a reason






~ Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable) | Celine Dion ~


The years that followed the death of my husband back in 2002 were mainly dark, lonely, sad, miserable and full of obstacles to happiness in all areas of my life.

My life philosophy is "everything happens for a reason" . . . even obstacles have a reason.

Sometimes in life we get stuck in present time and forget where we came from.  This morning I had a time of reflection and went back to old journal entries, those dark, lonely and mainly sad days of contemplating where my life was going.  The obstacles often overwhelmed me.

Music has always had an awesome impact on me.  The song "Rain, Tax, It's Inevitable" by Celine Dion was one of those songs that I clung to in those dark days.  "Sooner or later it had to come true" . . . I knew that somewhere in this big world there was someone out there who was looking for me.  Somewhere a perfect man for me.

Faith is one of those things that I felt with childlike anticipation. 
 

Where would I be without my faith in God?  

Where would I be without the obstacles
 I had to go through to feel the miracle
 of faith and love?


All I know is that faith kept me going through those times of feeling the waves of overwhelm that swept over me, constantly knocking me down.  Each time I picked myself back up, I was astonishingly stronger . . . and ready for the next obstacle.

Obstacles of the past have made it easier to jump the hurdles of life's obstacles in present times.  They have a reason and a place in our life history. 
 

Life lessons and those obstacles . . . 
they constantly prepare us for what is to come
 . . . good and bad.














4 comments:

meadowly said...

To have come out of all those obstacles and hurdles is a great achievement.Only the determined are able to do that!..:) Cheers!

Gina Alfani said...

Cheers meadowly :)

Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

Dolly's Daily Diary said...

You have a great perspective, I've learned, like you have, that indeed our faith will help us get through those obstacles and with each obstacle we overcome we are stronger. It must of been some tough years for you, I'm so glad things have changed for the better.
Janet :)

Gina Alfani said...

Those days have made me so grateful for everything good that has come my way :)

Thank you for visiting and commenting Janet!

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