Saturday, November 8, 2008

An Uphill Battle

I'm back--with my armor on! The other day I was pondering the events of the last 2 months and thinking--I'm so exhausted! Since Gustav one thing after another has just "disrupted" our lives.

Now, I'm not going to go on a long spiel about how we didn't have electricity for 2 weeks, how we haven't received the check to fix the damages to our house, that the roof is leaking again, that during repairs they found significant (old) termite damage that had to be repaired, that while repairing the damage they cut a hole through our bedroom wall, that while tearing down the walled siding in the sunroom/office they broke a window, that Brett's mom fell and broke her hip leaving Brett and his siblings to care for his father who has dementia and through it all have gotten so behind on my school work. Oh, and I won't go on about how Brett was approached by a long ago friend (while at the movie theatre) who subtlely hinted that her 18 year old daughter might be his! (Anyway--thank the Lord that was negative!)

I was comforted by the Lord the other day when I was reminded--that although life keeps changing--He never changes--He is the same each and every day! (Hebrews 13:8) He remains constant and if my foundation is upon him--I can remain immoveable during these times.

The thought "Uphill Battle" came to my mind the other day. So, being the dictionary loving person I am--I looked up a definition and here are 2 that I found:
  • A challenge with the odds of success stacked strongly against
  • A struggle against unfavorable circumstances.

A "struggle" a "challenge" and "unfavorable circumstances"-- that's how I would describe the last 2 months! But I realized that each and every day I have a choice. I can choose to be miserable or I can "count it all joy" (James 1:2) that I am facing circumstances that challenge me and make me stronger. I just need to remind myself of who God is and be prepared for anything.

With confidence, I can say that Brett and I have grown closer through it all in addition to learning to deal with circumstances beyond our control. I believe it is all a time of prepartion for us (hopefully for those twins that I want to have!) :)

And it has also been a joy caring for his father who is so dear to my heart. I just love that man. He has been a wonderful husband for almost 60 years and an excellent example to Brett. For that I am eternally grateful and willing to give back!

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Hey--It's me. I'm a simple, crafty, adventure loving wife and mom who loves to learn about almost anything. I enjoy the blogging community and love learning and growing from reading other's experiences. I became an RN (after being a teacher) and then realized I had lost the creative outlet of my classroom. I've always enjoyed arts and being creative, so I began sewing, smocking, soap making, and delving into other new hobbies! :) I live with my wonderful husband who is my best friend and our sweet little girl. Together we have entrusted our lives to Christ and His purposes. So through this blog, I invite you to walk along with me and my family through our daily adventures!