It’s 0612, and I am just beginning to see sunrise peek over the horizon. I dreaded this summer, for I knew that I would feel like i was existing in a pressure cooker.
Our son, the child of so many prayers, went to Army Basic Combat Training at the tender age of 17 between his junior and senior years. 10 weeks, and 800 miles, y’all
My precious 90-year-old mother is no longer able to live independently at the assisted living where she had lived 5 years, so I had to move her out and find a nursing home near me. Did I mention that she struggles with hoarding? Yeah….
Her home in Hot Springs was attacked by an R.O.U.S. (rodent of unusual size, for all those non-Princess Bride fans). My Dearest Keith repaired the area 3 times. And we started the cleanout process to sell it.
Attempting to jump on the real estate gravy train, we continued to renovate our very first house in order to sell it. We finished 2 bedrooms with new paint and flooring and are looking forward to working on the bathrooms.
All of this has been so rewarding.
What did I learn? Trust and obedience are necessary to weather change. God reminded me that He would carry me through the deep, and he would walk me through the pain, bur i just didn’t want to. Now I’m on the other side. How did that happen?
He reminded me that he would do that for me every time, but I need to quit taking the easy way out, the path of least resistance. I won’t experience Him in the easy streets. I experience Him in the jungle, in the fear of the unknown, and He takes me there so that He can show me that He is a god who is able! And i will be a witness of His watchcare.