Gratefullness

I’m coming home
I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home
Tell the World that I’m coming home

This is my new favorite song, actually this part of it is my favorite, I want it at my funeral. I’m not strange, I promise, I’m not dying, it is a hobby in my family, planning our funeral. My grandmother did it, my mother did it, everyone, I grew up with that. It is a natural thing for me to do so, the reason this song appeals to me so much is because all my life I heard dying referred to as going home. I know without a doubt when my mom passed she was joyously singing “I’m coming home, open the gates!”
I honestly don’t know how people in this world go through the trials and tribulations without believing in a higher power. I firmly believe that God has been with me every step of my life. Especially after becoming a single parent so shockingly abruptly, I never talk about it, how hard it was. Financially, emotionally, physically, all aspects of it were not easy; however, I would not go back and change things. And I am going to say right here without God in my life, by my side, there is no way we would have made it through.
I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, the God does not make bad things happen in our lives but He does use them to teach us things. Lessons if you will, what lesson did I learn you ask. Well I learned to manage money; I learned that I was stronger than I thought I was; I learned I have friends like Jan and Sandi, without whom I would have gone insane; I learned that you can face almost anything if you have a sense of humor about it.
I also believe that timing is the key in life, take for example my job at the major telecommunications giant, when I got my first job in the phone company I was working two jobs and going to school full time along with raising my children. I was bringing home $150.00 a week. That is not a typo. Ends were not even close to meeting, it was getting more and more difficult. One day I broke down to a friend, who was shocked, she had no idea as I never talked about things like that. She asked if I wanted to work for the company she worked for. I said yes. No hesitation. Turns out her best friend was a manager in HR, she made a call, brought the application to my home. Waited while I filled it out, then she took it back. I got a call the next day telling me to come in and test. The only job they had open was clerical the manager told me. She asked about my typing speed, well thanks to Mrs. Breedlove in Owasso, I can type 95 words a minute, I proved that, then I passed the word perfect test, and the other tests they had. She offered me the job. I went from bringing home $150.00 a week to $300.00 a week. I am not ashamed to say that I went home and immediately went to my knees and thanked God. When I say this job saved my family I am not exaggerating. To this day I continue to thank God for not only the money this job brought to my family, but the friendships, I have this job to thank for having a friend like Jess in my life, I also have this job to thank for my future husband. So when you hear me say I love my job, please know there is no sarcasm there, I will be grateful to the day I go home that this job came into my life when it did. Timing is everything; remember that when you are going through whatever trials you are having in your life.

2 Replies to “Gratefullness”

  1. It is truly a strong person who can be grateful for the trial and tribulations in their life. God has a plan. We may not always agree with it, but everything happens for a reason. All well said, Angie!

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with both you and my bro. It’s not always easy to see the reason why at the time, but usually in hindsight God’s plan becomes a little more clear. Knowing there is a plan means your heart stays open through the hard times!

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