The past few months have been extraordinary in their circumstances when it comes to our health. Thankfully nothing life threatening, but compounding things that build on one another and cause reflection. In our Sunday School lesson this past week, the teacher asked us to think about situations in our lives that have required great faith.
In looking back over our lives reflecting on the bigger more serious moments, I can see those things that prepared me to face the current difficulties. I think that is the key to many of life's stressful moments is remembering that you have been prepared. You can do the hard things required and you will survive. I wish I could say I have done everything gracefully and with greater patience. I wish I would have remembered to lay my burdens at the Lords feet more often. I wish. I wish. I wish.
I did however, laugh and find joy in our circumstances. I learned once again that angels minister in the form of sweet friends and family. I saw beauty in difficult and was even able to offer support because my faith has become hope and my hope, assurance. The Lord is amazing. I would be nothing without Him.
On a side note I have also finally reached a point where I can officially say "I like my puppy and don't want to give her away every day". I feel like I've reached some break through in this adventure. The other night I was getting after the little boys and quite sternly told them to go to bed. Ellie thought I was talking to her and ran into my room, jumped on the bed, and quite sullenly waited for me to come in. The little boys, not so much. It was probably another half an hour before they managed to collapse into their beds with exhausten.