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Wishing things were different!?

If you are human I imagine that you have wished at some point that some part of your life was different, better, improved, or non-existant. I have been dealing with this in a multitude of area’s in my life this month! I wish I could say week, but no, it has been a month of wishing. You see life is very different from what we read as children in fairy tales. Life has bumps, detours, and pitfalls. We are in one of those bumpy, detour times right now. It is stressful and irritating at the least of times and overwhelming most all of the time. I would list everything out but, why? Everyone goes through hard times why list them out. To WOW, my friends, enlist sympathy or play one-upmanship. None of that is going to help me or us overcome or at the very least get through the bumps. So I will on the other hand, list the blessings that we have experienced in this time.

  1. We have a roof over our heads.
  2. We are able to pay for the payments.
  3. We have had an emergency fund to tide us through financial hard times. Thank you Dave Ramsey and My DH who insisted that we take the class 18 months ago.
  4. We have 4 beautiful, energetic, loving, caring children that are in the process of finding their wings. Making mistakes is part of finding your wings!
  5. We have a great capacity for work.
  6. Our oldest has two jobs and is working hard to pay for his college and other expenses.
  7. Our garden is thriving! Yay, fresh tomatoes on their way.
  8. Our parents are enjoying good health and  life.
  9. We have an over abundance of stuff.
  10. God is providing everything we need and then a bunch more
  11. We are involved in a loving, growing, caring church family.
  12. Our youngest DD made the best eternal decision this past week!
  13. Due to some dietary changes we are losing some much needed weight, about 20 pounds in three weeks. Yahoooo! Boy and I relieved and pleased.

So, while we are in a challenging season of our lives, many things are going well. Many things are going great and wonderful! Just some of the little details that I would love to have resolved soon. Thankfully, it is not in my timing or I would never grow stronger in my faith or my walk. As my mother used to say, “We aren’t raising hothouse flowers”, meaning that in order to grow strong you have to deal with strife!

Talk to you later,

Hmmm, I am not so down about things now! Thanks for letting me vent in a small way.