February: What’s On Your Heart Tag

Thank you to Kathy Wire at Maggie Tiggles for this nomination. Dollfaced Writer has created a tag where each month the theme is different but the tag continues monthly. Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.

2. Link back to the original post.

3. Attach an image that inspires you regarding the month’s theme (or use the original).

4. Talk about what this month’s theme means to you.

5. Answer the questions.

6. Nominate one or more people to participate.

7. Enjoy the rest of your month.

For February, our theme is called: What’s on Your Heart

What’s on my heart for February’s heart theme:

I have been really missing seeing our grandchildren. I was scheduled to spend Christmas with them, but the doctor indicated that it was risky for me to travel with the hernia that I have. You see, my stomach is pressing against my heart and he doesn’t want it to “strangle” my heart. So, I have been careful with my activities and have been on a special diet since December 6th, when I was diagnosed. I thought that my surgery would be right away, but I had to undergo multiple invasive medical tests. Then, my surgery was finally scheduled for February 12th, but my body didn’t cooperate because I got sick on February 7th so I couldn’t have the surgery. Now that I am cleared again, my surgery has been postponed until March 20th. I was crying when the surgeon called me to tell me this news and he asked why I was so upset. I told him that I have already waited three months and I haven’t been able to see our grandchildren. He told me that it’s better for me not to be stressed over not traveling, so I can travel to see our grandchildren in Maryland. Hurray!

Meet the granddaughters that we get to visit soon. Penny had a birthday this last week and is four now. Evie is ten months old and is almost ready to walk. I have missed so much in the close to six months since I saw them last. So, our grandchildren are on my heart. I want to get the surgery done, get through my recovery, and go visit the five others in Pennsylvania. We got a phone call this week that my friend Heidi’s son and his wife have a brand new baby girl. My eyes were full of tears as I imagined how happy Heidi would have been to hold the new addition to her family. She’s in Heaven now and I’m hoping that she can see the new little one and is rejoicing with our Heavenly Father. I’m blessed to be able to visit the little ones (and the big ones) and I rejoice with a full heart because I love them so much. The thought of my surgery is scary, but the idea that I get to see Penny and Evie beforehand gives me an overwhelming flood of love and joy!

The questions that go along with this tag:

1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

I think it is possible, but an unusual occurrence. Love is not only a feeling as people like to think. It is a choice that you make every day.

2. Do you believe in soulmates?

If a soulmate is the person with whom you have chosen to live your life, yes, I do. Again, having a soulmate is a choice. You choose daily to open yourself up to a particular person and they do the same for you.

3. What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

Their facial expression. I’m always hoping for a smile.

4. What’s your ideal date?

Dinner and a movie.

5. What traits do you look for in a friend/significant other?

A love for God and a friendship that wants me to have a good relationship with God, also.

6. What are your thoughts about being friends with an ex?

Whatever causes the end of a relationship, there is normally blame for both parties. So, although I am not sure that being a friend is possible, I do believe the forgiveness is an absolute necessity.

7. If you’re a believer, when did you give your heart to the Lord? If not, what in life keeps a bounce in your step?

I became a Christian on February 28, 1973, so it has been 46 years now. I was a very young new teacher and on my own for the first time in my life. He has shown me the way to walk with Him, not always with a bounce in my step, but with a faith in my heart that He has everything under control.

I nominate the following to continue with the tag:

Stuart L. Tutt at stubaby777.wordpress.com

Bellesmoma16 at christianfictiongirl.blog

The Audacity of Faith at theaudacityoffatih.wordpress.com

Bruce at brucesbible.website

Gail at gaillovesgod.blog

No obligation to participate. Just follow the leading of the Spirit. Blessings!

16 thoughts on “February: What’s On Your Heart Tag

  1. PTL! Congrats on your February: What’s On Your Heart Tag! I am praying for and over your surgery. May God bring you a speedy and complete healing. I am also praying you are able to enjoy your grandchildren soon and always!
    Loved your answers!.
    Thank you for your thoughtfulness in the nomination! May God bless you, sister! He loves you so much!

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  2. Pingback: February: What’s On Your Heart Tag 2.23.19 – gaillovesgod

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