Joining Joyce & Friends for HodgePodge:
I am surprisingly good at organizing things – especially paperwork related things – which would surprise you for as much as I talk about what a DISorganized mess my house tends to be. That has a lot to do with a certain 2 year old though. Given QUIET and ALONE time for a few hours, I can straighten any mess up very well.
Has your life ever been at a complete STAND STILL? As in there is NOTHING you can do about the situation you are in except wait, pray, and anticipate the 1,238 varieties of solutions tomorrow may bring?? When you have done all you can and have no control over the outcome?!! That is kind of where my family is right now. We have 3 major, life-changing events set in motion – potentially good changes for us, exciting opportunities … but we can’t know the results of any of them until May or beyond!! This means that when anyone asks me about June or July, I honestly have no idea what we’ll be doing so I can’t commit to anything or plan anything.
In a year from now, I know I’ll be able to look back at April of 2012 and see God’s Hand clearly at work … but for right now, I’m feeling just a little STUCK, in a holding pattern. I know that I can waste the next few days or weeks worrying or contemplating too much about the future instead of focusing on the EVERY DAY blessings that continue to happen right before me: a sunshiney day to take Miriam to the park and watch her swing with pure joy, to see my son in a school play or band performance, to admire Anna’s scrapbook that she is working on right now and admire her creativity, to talk to my husband and realize all over again how much I love and respect him.
I have a little reminder posted in our bedroom that says – “Don’t worry about the future, God is already there.”