“She Who Never Gives Up”


I was going through a very difficult time not long ago. It was one of those situations that haunts your day and night. It took me a long time to figure out that it wasn’t my problem to fix. What I really needed to take a look at was how I was letting it affect me. In the process I felt very alone because there was nothing that anyone said that made it better. Have you ever been so desperate that you wish someone else could just make it all go away? They can’t, and even if they could it would come right back over and over again until we learn what it has to teach us about ourselves. I was beginning to lose faith in all the wisdom I’d come to know.
One day I was browsing around a little shop totally uninterested in anything because of the way I was feeling. I stopped at one of those spinning card stands. I reached for this card as if God Himself was moving my hand toward it, and the front read:
“She Who Never Gives Up”
“Lemons to lemonade, this woman hangs in there. When opportunity knocks, it sometimes knocks her down, but she never lets it get her down for long. Whether it be relationships, her health, or her professional life her reservoir of love and faith just keeps overflowing.
She is a triumphant, shining example—a woman who truly knows the value of family, friendship, and the gift of time…and who puts aside all judgement to share her unconditional love.” -Suzy Toronto
I felt like God was talking to me, reminding me of all the things I’ve been through and how I’ve persevered and loved in spite of how it affected me. I was afraid of what letting go meant in this situation, and needed to learn that just because you let go doesn’t mean you are giving up. Letting go set me free, and so I was finally able to see what I couldn’t see before. That the only one I can do anything about is myself. That we can let go of what’s not ours to hold onto, and still hold onto love by never giving up, and that just because we give it over to God doesn’t mean that he’s going to take it away. We have to embrace first what it has to teach us.

About connieszone

I've come to know myself as a unique individual expression of God. I love that there is only one me in all the world. I'm still learning, growing and experiencing all the wonders that this life has to teach me. I live, move, and breath in this shell of a body God has given me, and together we travel. He see's, hears, taste, smells and touches all that I experience through the individual personality that I am. I believe He exist in each one of us for the same purpose. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. I love to write and express the many thoughts that swim around in my head. I love to read. I'm a creative crafty kind of person. I love being in my garden. I've been working on my families genecology for 25 years. I think that about sums me up for now.

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