Best Laid Plans?

Last Update: April 30, 2020

Today Thursday 30th April was the day my firstborn was to make his Confirmation.

Confirmation is also one of the three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church, the other two being Baptism and Holy Communion.

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus his Confirmation did not happen today.

All is not lost, he will be confirmed - some day - his church and his school are working towards setting a date for this sacrament in the future, in whatever way that celebration will now look.

Amidst all the uncertainty that is happening in the world I am immensely proud of this young man and how resilient he has become in recent weeks especially facing such uncertain times in what is his last year of Primary School.

I firmly believe the inner strengths which he has drawn on recently to get through each and every day and the ability to remain the same happy and confident boy throughout will surely stand to him as he embarks on his journey into adolescence.

I am reminded time and time again to take each day at a time, over come each obstacle one by one and always keep an open mind to what might lie ahead.

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” ~ Rachel Marie Martin
The past is gone, the future has not yet happened, the present is ours to shape and mould - it is a true gift of life.

If you are feeling anxious in the current climate - STOP and take some time OUT.

We are all in the same BOAT. We are NOT all in the same STORM...

  • Go Outside to Nature
  • Ask someone for Help
  • Create Something
  • Write about how you feel
  • Take a deep breath
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Find a positive distraction
  • SMILE, you don't own all the problems in the world
  • STAY PRESENT

And remember your MIND will always believe everything you TELL it...

FEED it HOPE, FEED it TRUTH, FEED it LOVE.

Good evening dear WA friends and be well, Jules

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Twack Premium
Such a lovely post and I am sure you are immensely proud.

Living in the now. (I actually typo'd 'loving' which works as well)
A concept that should be adopted by the many rather than the few.
As should the realisation you pointed out in the last few lines.
The brain cannot tell the difference between fact or fantasy.
When that penny drops, wow.
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Jules73 Premium
Love it, "loving in the now" pretty much sums up what is happening in my world right now...I'm loving the extra time I get to spend with the children...and dare I say it - the "crisis schooling" is not too bad either :-)

All to often folk believe the stories their minds tell them (EGO) instead of feeding their minds the stories they want to hear!!
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Twack Premium
I like it too. Could have been a 70's 15 minute ballad.

"All to often folk believe the stories their minds tell them (EGO) instead of feeding their minds the stories they want to hear!!"

Aint't that the truth.
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Mick-D Premium
Looks like a good lad Jules.
Stay safe
Michael.
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Jules73 Premium
He's the best, kindest gentlest soul and I am so proud he is my son! Be well, Jules
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Jules,

He's such a handsome young man!
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Jules73 Premium
I think so Barbara, but then I'm biased :-) Jules
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
He's probably got all the girls chasing him.
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Jules73 Premium
haha - yeah, he's popular enough ;-)
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
That sounds like you are not too thrilled about that.
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Jules73 Premium
Tbh prefer the whole introduction to girls was left until he has completed puberty at least, he's a sensitive lad and I'd hate anyone to "mess" with his head...very impressionable age!

Although to be fair he appears to have got the measure of the ones he has interacted with...
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
That at least is a good thing.
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Bless him - you’re obviously a fantastic Mum
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Jules73 Premium
Thanks Alexandra very kind of you to say, he makes it very easy for me! Jules
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Hope it happens soon for him.
Blessings
Lisa
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Jules73 Premium
Thanks Lisa, me too :-)
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