Here I am on week 4 of what has been a merry go round of sickness and injuries at the Hall house. Just about the time that the puking had ceased and the cast came off, in came the snot. I do not get it. You take two perfectly healthy kids to the park and you bring home a week worth of tissues, sleepless nights, Hylands cough and cold and tears. Ugh. All for a day at the park?
So here I am in good ole Franklin TN, the home of the cicadas and freakish weather, sitting on my sofa wishing that I had take out Chinese food and a cold beer. No I am not kidding, I really want a cold beer. I know I don't drink anymore and haven't for 5 years, but still I want the damn beer. I think back on the days when it seemed like a cold beer could solve just about anything. And just as quickly as I go there I remember that the cold beer is what caused most of the problems ;).
So, I will do without the beer and the Chinese food if I am being honest and I will make a pb&h and wait on my girls to get up with runny noses and frustrating coughs. All the while I am thinking about next week and the week after. Wondering what God has in store for us and if it will be fun or frightening, or both ;). I laugh at the absurdity of being 36 years old, still trying for more babies, broke, tired, sick, living in the turd and on the verge of needing a pedicure so badly that someone might actually offer to pay for it if they saw me barefoot. I wonder what it would be like to sleep through the night or have enough money to get my truck fixed and then I giggle because I know that would not be any fun at all. I mean that is what makes us the crazy Hall family right!? The fact that we are exhausted and broke and still buying organic food and making babies is what makes us, US!! Are our priorities screwed up? Maybe. Or maybe we have them just right.
We are once again getting our butts kicked here in Franklin TN. Next week I go to work at the practice for the summer, we need money, we need a house that is our own, we need to be well, and we want another baby. With all of that said, this is what I know. I love my husband bigger than the whole sky. I have two of the sweetest, prettiest, funniest girls in the whole world. Jesus loves me. My mama and daddy spoil me rotten and my sister misses me just as much as I miss her. That, the phone calls from my brother everyday and my four best girls are all the things that keep me sane (relatively speaking). Therefore, I will wait patiently on Him and trust in His plan, knowing He will lead us down the right path.
Ephesians 2:10 (The Message)
7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
I love at the end where it says "WORK WE HAD BETTER BE DOING". I guess I better get off of this computer and get to work!! ;)
Blessing My Friends,