Nana Holds-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

EL pen Logo with heartHappy Tuesday and thanks for joining me for the beginning of the end of this life-changing series, Nana Holds. I promised Johnny’s daddy I’d wrap it up soon, especially since he is trying to move on with his new life, so grab your coffee and let’s get back to that thirty-day break he had from the program.

While my marriage was definitely struggling along there were some more encouraging things happening in other areas of my life with the main characters of this series. I was putting into practice how to have a relationship with John, and not go through his dad to address my needs and/or concerns. He wasn’t as comfortable with that, but it was definitely an area that I needed growth in. To this day, it’s a bit of a struggle to practice that newly-learned principle, but I find when I do it is well with my soul. As a result of that, our relationship grew in depth, with him getting a better understanding of my heart and even validating me in the midst of conflict with his dad about some things I didn’t even know he was aware of. That validation proved yet again that things are never as they seem and we don’t have the video camera into one’s heart, which is why we must work to know each other and not assume the worst!

Another really cool thing to watch was how Johnny was thriving under his daddy’s and – oops, I have to rename another main character – Jenna’s first attempts to parent and co-parent him. George and I stood on the sidelines, encouraging them and offering unsolicited advice at what we deemed appropriate times. Johnny was definitely getting attached to having them both around and this truth just illuminated the big truth: that God uses all things for our good and His glory; only He can right a wrong.

Watching the three of them breathed hope into our circumstance again and

His 3-yr checkup!

His 3-yr checkup!

released some of our marital pressures while at the same time illuminated some things that could and would continue to cause conflict if not dealt with. The people He used to reveal what needed to be pruned and refined had nothing to do with the conflict and everything to do with the process.

For the rest of the thirty days, we all worked as a team to prepare Johnny’s little heart to let go, once again, to who and what brought him happiness, but this time we were able to say it was just for a few more months.

Join me tomorrow for more of the beginning of the end of Nana Holds.

Evinda, aka Nana

Nana Holds!

Nana Holds!

 

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One Response to “Nana Holds-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Ahhhhhhhhh, this is so sweet and what a “new” love story has started.