Last night I took SB for a little walk since it finally feels like fall outside, and though our walk was cut short by rain I did get partway through a Rosary before getting back home. And as I was thinking of a summary of the Annunciation, a thought popped into my head, “Mary said yes.” Those three words made me stop walking. Was it really that simple?
You see, for the past few weeks I have been praying for patience and strength as the days have been somewhat trying. I’ve been fighting where I am in life, feeling like I am stuck in a place I don’t want to be, I’ve been praying for a way out so to speak. And I think I got my answer.
When the angel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary that she had been chosen by God for the very role of being the mother of Jesus she didn’t argue. She didn’t try and compromise so she could get a little of her way into the bargain. Instead she said, YES. She accepted the role that God gave her.
I’m pretty sure this is God’s way of telling me to stop fighting what He has planned for me. I need to start focusing more positively on what’s going on in my life, and look for how I can change the bad into good. I want to start saying yes and focusing on how to move forward more gracefully. Motherhood is so dang hard, but instead of saying no to all the things that are hard I am going to start trying to say yes. Instead of wishing for a different now and looking to the future, I am going to start focusing on today. I am going to say yes to today.
What can you start saying yes to?