One of my new favorite tools in life is pen-to-paper prayers. I had one the other day that was quite necessary, yet is still difficult for me to swallow. I would like to share a portion of it here:
Dear Heavenly Father,
What’s best for Coraleen?
This is your life, and these are your choices. I am mindful of all my children. I always provide a way for my children to accomplish the work I will have them do. Wherever you go from here on out, I will bless you. I know your pains and sufferings, and I trust you to make the right decisions. Now is your time to do that which needs to be done. Coraleen is first priority. Do what is best for her, and you won’t fail me. I gave you all the tools you needed while living here in Utah. If you go now I trust you will apply them and continue to do good. But, before you make any decisions, please Tiana, please pray, fast, receive blessings upon your head, and keep Coraleen in your mind at all times. She is a precious daughter of mine, and I need her safe… I will bless you with a clear mind, and give you the tools necessary to choose best for your family. Don’t give up, and know that I, even the Lord your God, will take care of you.
What about my dreams and goals?
Remember, be patient. I will bless you with the very thing you need in the exact moment you need it. All things are accomplished in my time. That includes your dreams and goals. I love what you wish to accomplish for my other children, but you can better fix your intentions. Once again, Coraleen is number one, and you are focusing less on her, and more on everything else right now. That simply won’t do. Take care of my daughter as I have taken care of you. I will make it come into your heart and mind what you are to do. So, be not alarmed at what the future holds. Pay no mind on the morrow, for it is in My hands. Concentrate on the wealth of your family. Not the wealth of self. One is eternal, and the other dwindles away. If you focus on Coraleen more, placing her as center, I will bless you with all that you wish to have and more.
Father? Can I move to Iowa for a year?
Yes. It is time. It is wisdom in me.
Will she thrive there?
Then it will be worth it.
Yes, Tiana, it will. 🙂
I love you.
I love you more than you can fathom.
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So, there you have it. Good bye Utah, hello Iowa. I have no clue what is going to happen, but I was in that same boat when He counseled me to move to Utah, and many marvelous things came from it. I sure love and trust Him, and therefore thrive on obedience to His will.
(To bridge a gap here, my parents live in Iowa.)