Friday, February 08, 2013


wow, well.... where do I begin?
have you ever had that feeling, when you're running super fast, and you can feel your top half moving just slightly faster than your feet can catch up? and you think you're headed straight for a tumble of great proportions, but somehow your feet slow down or your body stops leaning forward, and you get ahold of yourself again?
well, these past few weeks have kinda been like that in our lives. except that this was one of those times that you don't catch up, and you fall head first, into a great and powerful flurry of body and legs intertwined.
I mean, it's not all that bad, depending on how you look at it, but its an intense mix of things both personal, church-related and otherwise, that have knocked us down good. they are things that you may already know, things that you can't know, things that i cant know (but i see them in my husbands eyes when he comes home), things you will eventually know, and things that I can't share here, except with vague references.
but I do know that it won't last forever, I know it won't always be our reality, and I know that God has some great and awesome plan that I can't even imagine. and that's what's getting us through it.
and we will get through it. we always do. time passes, things change, we grow. in fact, we really shouldn't be surprised when things are rough, "as though something strange were happening to you" (1peter4:12). I mean, didn't Jesus say these things would happen? and didn't he also say that He would be our strength? and that we would come out the other side, perfect and complete, lacking nothing? so really, if you could see past your own circumstances and see the future God has planned OR look to your neighbor who has it worse off than you, then heck, it's not really that bad after all.

also, I'm sorry if this post is a bit sad in comparison to my usual happy-go-lucky-cute-pictures-of-my-baby-only-share-stories-from-the-happiest-of-days posts, but guys, it's my reality right now. and I understand if your feeling down after reading it, so here's a cute picture of willow to lift your spirits, she always does mine.

1 comment:

  1. Bless you AC, Janelle & Willow. As others are praying, so I alsopray. May the name of the Lord be exalted through all that is happening. May you sense His presence in the midst of it all. He has promised to be with you in any & in all circumstances, and I have learned that He can always be trusted.

    In the meantime, may His grace be sufficient and may you look to His mercies as they are renewed every morning. Great is His faithfulness, indeed.