We've moved! What a blessing this house is. We feel so thankful for our new place. As with any move, this week has been full of ups and downs. Movers scratching up furniture (and me restraining myself, realizing that furniture really doesn't matter in the big scheme), moving a ton of stuff ourselves (we still have more to do), having friends show up with yummy food and husbands who love to help move boxes, enjoying each "first" in this home.
But there has been a shadow. Kristen is still terribly sick. She sleeps most of the time and is no longer really communicating. This breaks my heart. It's tough to lose a friend. She is in a new place. A place I can't go with her. And so I pray.
I have heard of countless other sad stories this week. Sick children, cancer, depression, marriages coming undone. All this bad news makes me long for heaven. Life here is hard. We face ugly, sad, painful stuff.
This afternoon, I read this blog post. Paige writes about a book called Choose Joy. The minute I read the title I knew I needed to sit down. As I read the post, I realized I must think about how I am going to react to life as things come up. I can not let the troubles undo me and get me down. God has a plan for each life. If I believe that, I must live in a way that shows I believe it. And that is a daily choice.
So, I am going to choose to trust. I am sure I will need daily reminders because I am slow! LOL.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Our goal is to get completely moved by Sunday night. I would like to see it happen tomorrow so Fathers Day can be relaxing for my honey, who is the best.