It seems our computer is sick - and needs to go off to the computer hospital again. Hubby thinks it's not a virus this time but a hardware problem. So, surgery for the poor thing this time. I have access to my Hubby's laptop for the moment.
It truly has been an interesting week. I'm sitting here nursing a feverish, fussy baby - listening to my others sniff and cough - colds have appeared again in our midst. My husband received some somewhat unexpected news at work that was difficult and demoralizing for him and worrisome for me. Our budget will be impacted for sure. So life hasn't appeared to be very much fun around here.
BUT....There are positives - the time away from my computer has been well spent and actually has been a blessing. Guess what I did with my time? I made goat cheese!!! It was really fun. I also have spent more time with the kids. As I type that I'm thinking how very silly that sounds - have I really allowed this machine to steal my time with my children? Isn't that why I stay home? Wow, guess that is a good lesson learned!
As far as my husband's job - I'm thankful he has a job. We still will eat, we still will sleep in our own beds, we still will be able to clothe our children. For all this I'm very grateful! It isn't easy to be told that our budget is impacted because my husband just got the short end of the stick in the budget crisis his company is experiencing! But I was hit this Sunday during the sermon with how badly I want a deeper relationship with Jesus - you know the kind the Scripture talks about - the Bride and Bridegroom kind. This news may be the catalyst to get me there. Depending on God every time I grocery shop and head to the thrift store for kids clothes is faith growing for me. Seeing again how God cares about the small things in our life is an awe inspiring thing - how this very big God - knows that our pantry needs to be filled is amazing. How touched I am that He allows me to approach Him for our every need!
And guess what? As I write this the sky is clearing after many days of nothing but rain, rain and more rain!!! I can see patches of blue - what a welcome sight!!!!
I will admit one thing though, I can't think of one reason to be joyful about the cold germs that are once again invading the place. Sorry - just can't :0)!!!
This writing isn't just a way to tell my woes - it really is a way to say that I'm looking for joy and I'm excited to see how God will work. I know He's Good and that He hears me and I'm so glad for His presence in my life - more than glad - amazed, delighted, humbled and in awe that He chooses to be involved!!!! What a great God we have - He sent His Son to take the punishment for my sins and then allows me to speak to Him for my daily and hourly needs! Amazing!!!
A quick update: My friend Cinnamon over at Knights and Maidens Gathering mentioned that there is a way to be joyful about our colds - ready? - here it is - I can be thankful it's not lice!!! Hahahahaha! I can't stop laughing!! She's so right! I am thankful it's not lice - very, very thankful!!