On Letting Go

Silent doesn’t mean absent.  While we are just starting to post here again, living a life inspired by Faith, Love, Oils and Wellness hasn’t been far from our heart.  For the past six months, my family and I have been praying and transforming our situation to align better with our core values.  We are learning to let go of some things.  We are learning to say “no” in some areas so that we can say a resounding “YES!” in others.  In this time, Gary and I have both changed jobs.  His story is his to tell, but for me, this included letting go of my physical therapy practice even when things were going really well and transitioning to being home and present for my kids, my husband and my extended family here.  The decision to close Vitality PT was one of the hardest ones we’ve made in a long time.  It was so hard because I love helping people and I really had the best patients.  Over the years, they have grown to be true friends and not just clients.  I did my best to provide them referrals to excellent PT’s in our area, but it still didn’t make it easy.  My patient-friends were all so supportive and many of them prayed with me and over me and my family.  They understood that my heart is first and foremost with my family and in this season, it was important for me to be more available to them.   I have worked in every season of my life since I was 15 years old, and before that if you could paper routes and babysitting, and I will continue to work, but it will look different than it ever has for me before.  I have the opportunity to really balance my need to be home with my family with my passion for helping others, and for that, I am so grateful.

So here are my thoughts today on letting go…

Letting go of good things is really hard even when you know that it’s the right thing to do.

Letting go has given me more time to enjoy my precious family.  This family of ours is a gift from God and I treasure every minute that we get to spend together.

Letting go has given us more space to grow in our relationship with God.

Letting go has opened up more ways to help others.  I am passionate about helping others and now I can continue to teach about ways to improve health and wellness without the constraints of a four-walled office.

Letting go has opened up creative avenues for our gifts and we look forward to sharing more with you soon.

Letting go is standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon and being overcome with the enormity of it and the wonder of not being able to see to the other side

Letting go and trusting in God’s plan has given this Type A personality a peace that transcends words.

Letting go is a leap of faith that is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.  I asked Gary to make this shirt for me as a reminder

Are you holding on to something that you should let go?

 

Peace and Love,

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4 Responses

  1. Holly says:

    Totally in awe of your faith and Gary’s too. And I’m totally in love with your faith over fear shirt, but more importantly that you are following God’s plan. Blessed to have you in my life and to call you my friend. Enjoy the journey, it’s going to be amazing as only our Savior could create for His children. Love you my sweet sister in Christ.

    • Heidi says:

      We are thankful everyday for you and your family, Holly. So glad that to walk through Proverbs with you and the rest of our group. Thank you for your ministry. You are a blessing.

  2. Lisa says:

    Love you guys! You’re doing well Chichester’s!

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