This week I am joining in the Five-Minute Friday linkup with the prompt word, Opportunity. The opportunity is new. New and a little bit scary. There is a new opportunity in each new day that I awake.
I am thankful to God that I have these opportunities. The opportunity to start fresh. I think lately about so many opportunities I missed while my older four children were growing up. I was lost in my mental health disease.
It took away time my presence and precious time from my children’s childhood. Their childlike innocence was stolen. I am still here today and can improve and make amends in those relationships. I am thankful for the opportunity to be at home and in continually improving mental health as my two last children grew. God blessed me with the opportunity to have a set of twins with my new husband in my thirties. Though I must admit to some days I really crave the opportunity to be alone and have thoughts without constant interruptions.
Finally I am now at a point of desiring to use my experiences to advocate for and support others. I want to give others hope and healing. There are not enough words to express how much I thank God and others who guided me for that opportunity to hold on for one more day. To keep putting one foot in front of the other and to stay alive. Had my mental illness won I would have missed so much. So much joy and an expanding family that I love more than words can say.
So many opportunities
I thank God for the gifts of opportunity. He gave me and I accepted the opportunity to heal and the opportunity to grow. I am now working on the opportunity to regain my physical health and use my time wisely in loving and helping others.
The opportunity you should be focusing on is the opportunity to heal, grow and love. There is always room to grow and the more love you let into your life can only make it better.