If you ever been around me for any amount of time, you have probably heard me say that to someone...
"Such is life"
Life happens, it doesn't go the way we planned, or hoped, or think is best.
It isn't easy to say to someone else, you know they are disappointed or struggling to accept a change in events, or whatever... but it is harder still to say it to myself!
Matthew called me Tuesday morning to let me know I wasn't going to be able to go with him to Palm Springs for the conference. It was very understandable and reasonable and I knew I had to accept it, the cold, hard facts, but I cried almost all day. I texted a friend whose reply was basically, "Buck up girl, you're going to survive and you WILL make the most out of it, though it is no fun at all." It kinda put the grit back into me and made realize something that Vanessa-mom has been talking about lately.
“Indeed, my plans are not like your plans,
and my deeds are not like your deeds,9
for just as the sky is higher than the earth,
so my deeds are superior to your deeds
and my plans superior to your plans.
God is in control of my life, (if I'm not try to wrestle the wheel from His hands!), He's going to take care of me and I can learn and grow from whatever comes my way. Even including being separated from Matthew for a few days! It helped so much to have a caring, loving husband who lets me cry, finds out what is going on in my head and helps me find the sunshine again!
He told me to keep busy, help someone, and no moping allowed!
I dropped him off at work Wednesday morning, where he was going to work half a day and then drive with the principle and two teachers down to Palm Springs.
I went home and got busy!
|With the leftover material from a skirt I just made myself, I made two little girl skirts.|
|I went on the treadmill|
and straightened the house.
|I took dinner to Mom and Dad's and spent the evening with them.|
|We read from Matthew.|
I stayed the nights with Nelson and Cherisa. And Matthew and FaceTimed each night, which helped a TON!
|Picked up Sarah Beth from school on the way to drop me off at Cherisa's. |
Thought this jet trail was interesting, but reminded me of 9/11
|So much fun to get lots of time with Hailey!|
|Good ol' Calvin and Hobbes - great for a much needed laugh!|
|Hailey loves sleeping on her blanket on the floor, or just laying on her back,|
wiggling and 'talking'.
Saturday I went thrifting and grabbed some groceries. Then came home, got the house all spic and span, and then myself all spic and span just in time to drive down to pick up Matthew at Grizzly.
Buttercup has come to stay in Annabelle's pasture!
In a way it is nice to have the pasture occupied, seems to help keep the deer away a bit,
but it is taking some getting used to. Buttercup moves a lot faster than Annabelle and makes different sounds. I'm not sure if she is nice or not, so I put on a good act of not being nervous and took her some grass. She came over to the fence and the longer she stood there without taking the grass the more nervous I got that she was going to nip me, and the more I told myself to not be afraid! She did take it from me nicely so maybe we'll be friends.
|Omlets and pancakes!|
|Derrick and Mag's wedding gift. I had a blast!|
And such is life, folks! You can't put it on pause, but you can have the Master of time and eternity help you through whatever it brings.
And He won't just help you as minimally as possible, He will bless you!