Friday, June 13, 2008


Kayla moved in Sunday afternoon--the same day a rock cracked my windshield. Also, the same day the grocer at Kroger forget to pack 1/2 my groceries. On Tuesday, we had a power breaker trip in the house and were without power for over an hour while we tried to discover the problem. After that, we went to get cupcakes for Kayla's birthday and on the way home, the container somehow opened and they spilled all over my car trunk--blue frosting everywhere! Tuesday night, I broke my glass table top. Thursday, my check engine light came on in my car. Friday morning, I took it to the mechanic for a $600! repair bill. Needless to say I am exhausted beyond recall, not to mention broke. This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life but I know that if we can survive this week, we can survive anything and maybe that is the lesson to learn from it all. Things break and fall apart, we run out of money, but we always have each other. In a week where four boy scouts were killed in a tornado and people are having to be evacuated out of the capital city of Iowa, these little things are just that. We still have a roof over our head and food to eat and most of all, we have each other. There are lots of other people this week that don't have any of that. This is what I have to remember when I think I can't make it another minute and can't deal with any more crises. This too shall pass...and it's only the little things...and they are not as important to me as my family, my dog and my little girl.

1 comment:

Don said...

The very first day my son was with me (for a respite visit while he was still placed with his first foster family) we got in a car accident.

Talk about stress!

I think these are the little trials that we have to prove to ourselves that we can overcome. They're precursors to the eventual "biggies" that life has a nasty way of throwing our way!

Hang tough! Your faith has made you strong enough to navigate these hurdles.

Your stories are a testament to that.

By the way, I've added you to my "Parent that Blog" blogroll. This is a great blog!