My son John and daughter-in-law Anna took me to the Tulip Festival in Holland Michigan on Mother's Day. Anna's best friend Ashley went along with us as well as my Grand dog Ropy. We got a late start do to my car getting stranded on 933. This car has been a good car for several years, but I knew by the sound it made before it died that it finally wore out. Unfortunately we just had to repair our furnace and had plumbing problems taken care of. Both of those were expensive. It angered me and even depressed me a little. I even considered not going to the Tulip Festival. Thankfully I had good things that I could think about so I choose to sit in the stranded car counting my blessings. Counting my blessings and thanking God for all He has brought my family and I through in the past made me happy and looking forward to what little time we had at the Tulip Festival.
I have never been to the Tulip Festival and was so glad it became my Mother's Day gift. There are many areas to this festival and what we saw was just a portion of this amazing place. One of the areas we went to was the wet land area.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
I found out the next day that my feelings about the car was correct. It was not fixable. Once again I had to really focus on counting my blessings. Focusing on counting my blessings got me through needing to share one vehicle with 2 other busy people. It was rough, but God blessed my husband and I with an affordable nice car two weeks later.
How many times have bad events occurred in your life? Sure there are times where emotions like grief over a loss of a loved one or a pet is necessary. But we can not stay in that emotional state. Do not hesitate to seek help if you find yourself letting the negative emotional state or the lack of any feelings is staying longer then it should and is keeping you from your family, friends and enjoying life.