Right now, things are crazy. This week has been like none other experienced. As a family we are experiencing some tough stuff but we are optimistic and we have each other. We have the Lord on our side too. I know I don't have the plead with you, asking for prayers, because as Christians, prayer should be an everyday conversation we have. So friends, please pray.
I can also tell you that a series of unfortunate events has struck those close to me. Some of it trivial, some of it life changing. You know those days that just suck? The days I was talking about in Wednesday's post about my optimism. Yeah I had one of those this week. Watching 16 ounces of water splash over my new $1,000 laptop. Our garage door breaking while Jon was traveling. 2 nails in my tire. My little brother slicing his throwing hand open and getting stitches. I can honestly tell you that as much as those things sucked, I was okay. I was okay because 1. there are way bigger things going on in my life right now and 2. things can be fixed and replaced (I learned this at 16 after my first car accident...cars can be fixed, people can't). I found solace in knowing there was a reason for these things occuring. Was God trying to tell me to slow down after spilling water on my laptop? By His grace alone, my laptop is back up and running. The IT department at my office swore it was fried and told me I needed to go buy a lottery ticket because I was so lucky. To me, that's not luck. That is God's work. His grace telling me to relax, slow down, be at peace. Now I have no ideas as to why our garage door broke but I better be learning a darn good lesson because being a homeowner is expensive!!!
Now I don't want you to worry because worrying solves nothing. I can't wait to share with you some of the things that will be happening in our lives.
Like putting this headband on my niece next week...
Jon and I will be spending time in Dallas this weekend and next week so forgive me for being out of the loop. I am looking forward to soaking in all these precious moments with our family, moments that make life so worth living.
....and because we all need a little Ernie in our lives, this is one of my favorite pictures of Mr. Chunk from when he was a puppy. He looks like he is praying/worshiping and that just makes my heart happy.