emotions are running my life. by jamieivey | Jul 9, 2009 | My Story | 7 comments It’s so funny how our life is ruled by our emotions. 7 Comments Dawn on July 9, 2009 at 9:34 am I really needed to read this this morning. We got some bad news of our own yesterday. Adoption is hard. Praying for you guys! jvanvleet on July 9, 2009 at 9:35 am “Today is a good day. Story has her passport. I will continue to rejoice in that. Now tomorrow. I will work on that when it gets here. Today is today and that debraparker on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm I have thought about you a lot today. I keep praying for you girl. I know you will be doing the same for me when I am in your shoes. I cannot imagine the anticipation you are feeling. Only God. The moments you bring those two home, one at a time or together, will be more than our hearts can take. Thank you for taking us all along for your journey. Love. Cathleen on July 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. This post is my life. I, too, am adopting from Haiti; we’re at the beginning. But from paper work to the referral, it was day to day, sometimes minute to minute. I feel as if my life is run by emotions too. I am trying, as you are, to work that out and live in the moments. My yoga teacher did a meditation yesterday that helped me a lot. When I write it here, it will not sound right, but think of the thoughts. It helped me to open, heal and vision my “broken” heart. Imagine your heart. Imagine your left hand on your heart and feel all it’s glory and the light that shines from it. Now, think of the person you love the most right now unconditionally, look at that person glowing in the light of your heart. The person comes to you, a beautiful jeweled box holds your heart, and this person opens it. They take your heart in their hands and feel the unconditional love that radiates from it. They dust it off, and remove any pain from the past and all that is left is the love that radiates from it. They put it back in and close the door to your heart. It is pure. It is whole. It radiates from within you, full of unconditional love. Be at peace. This might be cheesy to you. But it was so beautiful to me, I cried while imagining it. I wanted to share it with others who have a wounded Haiti heart. Cathleen Shawnah on July 9, 2009 at 9:10 pm Rejoice. What a beautiful blog. It is so amazing to hear God’s Words flow through your heart. I know he is speaking directly to you. Praying for you today and everyday. Love you. Mama Bear on July 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm Try not to be discouraged. It is so hard to guess what will happen, and wait to see what God has planned for your family. But you must trust that He knows best and has a plan that will work perfectly! I know it is difficult, (and I have the most grey hairs from the past year) but you will see, they WILL come home, and you will have much to show from the wait. (hopefully more than grey hair!) crystin on July 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm jamie, thanks for being so transparent and honest. I too, struggle with living according to my emotions. Ben is so even-keel and I shift with every rock of the boat. I am encouraged to know I’m not the only one but also that God DOES give us peace! We can grab hold of that every day and not live on the rollercoaster many of us jump on. I pray that I will live day to day in His peace and power and stregnth and let Him shine through my weakness. thanks Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.