Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just another day in paradise...

well not quite! It's been a one of those "weeks"! We have had some major and minor surprises come up in our household, and have seen God work through them...maybe not the way we would choose, but nonetheless He has had his hand in it all.

A short list of our most recent woes:
*I lost my job.
*Our dryer stopped working.
*I had to have a root canal...w/out gas or sleepy meds.
*Joey was questioned at work about his personal finances...way inappropriate.
*I was questioned about my loyalty to my church by someone on the church staff.
*Continuous financial struggles.
*Deciding our level of commitment to our church family.

It has not been an easy 10 days. I fear repeating that list back to myself because in my head I know there are more things I could add to it!! We have however, had blessings each day that I wish I would notice more than I do. We have given the rugrat a name, our children haven't tried to kill each other lately, Joey put together B's kitchen..and it is adorable AND she loves it, we are healthy, our family has been very generous helping us out through the financial struggles, the dryer was able to be fixed, the root canal went fairly easy with only a few days of pain, Joey and I have clung to each other for support during our "encounters" this week, and I have a scrap weekend away coming up that truly makes me smile!

I am very aware that we could go months before this kind of drama occurs again, but it is difficult going through it anyways. I will choose to focus on the happiness in my house, the peace, the understanding, the love. Thank you Lord for listening to my prayers, praises and cries. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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