I think I have!
After a year like this, I’m sure you’ve had as many adjustments as I’ve had. I could list them, but I won’t.
I read somewhere that if you threw everyone’s troubles into a pile, you would still pick out your own.
When I hit a low spot, I try to look around me and see what’s happening to others. After doing that, I often say to myself, “Why NOT me?” instead of “Why me”?
Sometimes that helps, and sometimes it just doesn’t work.
What’s a person to do?
Turn to the Lord!
In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other.
That is a truth that most of us probably know. But what does that look like in real life?
A Lesson in Trust
Our son Eric, his wife Heather, and their 18-month-old daughter Lydia stayed with us for about 8 weeks between the sale of their house and the closing of the house they moved into.
It’s been a while since I’ve spent that much time with a young child.
Everything was sort of up in the air for Eric and Heather. They hadn’t found a new home, and there wasn’t much available to even look at. When a house went up for sale, there would be 6-8 offers on it the first day. Even their house sold on the first day, which they didn’t expect.
Their belongings were in storage, and in our pole barn, and in our house, so they only had a few things available to them. Everything else was packed away.
But Lydia acted like she didn’t have a care in the world. Her entire world changed overnight, and it rarely seemed to bother her. Momma and DaDa were here and PaPa and Nana, and even Aunt Em was here. She was fed and loved and played with, and life seemed good.
Mostly, she had little idea what was going on, but she wasn’t worried. She had people who loved her and took care of her, so she just went about the work of playing and learning.
And then, two months later, she moved again! Brought into another different world for her. She continues to have a cheerful attitude.
We’ll see how she does when her new sister arrives any day now.
As I’ve spent time with her, it has amazed me how much trust she has in those who care for her. She has taught me how to laugh and play in all circumstances.
I want to have that much trust in the Lord who cares for me!
Let me know how you are learning to have fun.
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