Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thanks to Grace

Prayer works.  I was about to face the most challenging day of my life: a full-day custody trial.  My ex-husband had filed for full custody of our son, the light of my life.  I didn't think he had a chance to win,  but you never know what the judge will decide and you have to be prepared for anything.  What I wanted most for that day was to be mentally, physically and emotionally calm.  So, I prayed for that calmness.  I did not pray for the outcome of the case to go my way, instead I prayed for the outcome that was best and highest for each soul involved.  But mostly I prayed for deep peace and calmness within myself so that I could speak well, represent myself well, maintain composure and be in my power for the entirety of the day.

About three days before the trial, the thought occurred to me to ask my father in spirit to be with me on that day.  My dad's name was Thomas.  The next day I was preparing my outfit for the trial.  I was cutting the tag off the dress that I had bought a couple of weeks before as it was hanging in my closet.  I reached for the tag and saw that the style of the dress was named "Thomas"!  My dad really was going to be with me on that day and he was letting it be known.  Skyler Thomas, my son, has a close connection with his grandfather even though they have not met in this lifetime.  It made sense that his presence would be there for me, but also for his grandson.

On the morning of the trial I woke up in a state of calm.  I did not have to try to calm myself down for the upcoming event later that morning, I already was deeply calm.  Normally, when facing a difficult confrontation or event, my breathing becomes shallow, I feel tense, my heart races, and the adrenaline starts to rush but not on this day.  My prayers had worked.  I felt divinely supported.

Upon arrival to the courthouse, I felt happy and calm.  I met my dearly beloved friends, who were my witnesses, and my wonderful lawyer.  I gave everyone a hug and standing outside the courtroom door I made jokes and engaged in jovial conversations.  I did not feel or seem like a woman about to face losing custody of her son.

My ex-husband was extremely tense and serious.  Could it be that he had not prayed?

The trial went well and I kept joint custody of my son, maintaining our five days a week together.  Hallelujah and praise be to Grace!  By the Grace of God my prayers were answered and I was totally calm, well-spoken and in my power the whole day!  It was effortless.  I felt that I was held in a bubble of peace and tranquility.  The spiritual support I received that day was palpable.

Wishing you peace in your heart.


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