(quote) Theresa-1009639 said: Hello,
I am very new to CM and still haven't figured out all that is available here. I see here that the forums are kind of an encourging each other section so....
One of the benifits I see in having a significant other in our lives the nurturing and affirmation that our human nature needs to be emotionally healthy. Well, as an older adult my kids are grown and out of town, obviously my parents are gone and friends are not always available.
Any ideas or sugestions of what to do or where to turn when it just seems to get too hard, too many disapointments.. just a general lack of attention?
I am a very faith filled person, involved in many activities and am very giving. I don't want to wine but sometimes it feels like I do all the giving and no one notices that I have needs too. So! How do I reach out to others to say Hey, it's my turn! and what do I do when that doesn't work?
Thanks all. I hope this works!
Welcome, Theresa, to the forums!
Yes, support and encouragement are part of what you can get from the forums. Reaching out with our needs is a way to possibly get them filled. I am eager to read other people's posts in your thread, as your malady is also occasionally my malady too. I have been a servant, a giving person for most of my life, but was taken for granted for that giving as well. And a number of times, this ewer ran dry and no one was willing to fill it back up so that it could continue to give. That thirst can drive ya batty!
If we are here to grow in our relationship with the Lord, it could be that He is calling us nearer to Him through these dry times, through our emptiness and neediness. He desires that we look not to the world for our re-filling, but to Him. I don't know--maybe you & I were too long a Martha. Maybe we need to be Mary and sit at Jesus' feet now for extensive times, listening to Him, and this could be our refreshing so that we can continue to give to others.