Archive | November, 2011

When it Rains of course it POURS

19 Nov

What will happen next? That is something I’ve been worrying about since the beginning of November. The weather as of late is so fitting for the darkness of this month and also very fitting for the recent turn of events that has my family and I sitting at the edge of our seats. It is amazing that, no matter how you prepare yourself, you will never truly be prepared in the end. But it doesn’t do to despair and wallow in sadness. Instead I keep my head high and look to God.

The outpouring of prayer in the last couple of weeks has certainly put things in perspective for me. We are all fragile and therefore, we must always be prepared. You never know what can and will happen. All you can do is pray and remain close to God. I was in constant contact with God one particular day this month. But then I should always be in constant contact with Him.

I love this month, though. The warmth of family and friends during this time of year. The wonderful aroma of turkey. Watching “Going My Way” while making pie and listening the croon of Bing Crosby. Green bean casserole!!!! I tend to volunteer to make green bean casserole and I will usually make a huge batch of it. Why? Because half the people in the house don’t like green bean casserole much so, therefore, there is plenty of leftovers to be had! And the cranberry sauce that one of my six sisters calls “Magic sauce”. All fabulous things. Most importantly, though,  it’s being thankful for this beautiful life that God gave me.

So…that’s it. I should be thankful. For everything. I am thankful for my family and the way I grew up. I am thankful for God’s grace and leading me back more fully into the faith. I am thankful that I have more of an understanding of why things are the way they are. I am thankful for my husband, his family, and my children. I mean, seriously, seeing my kids running around happily, making funny noises, laughing and playing together, snuggling with me…my heart is so full. The financial struggles, even, that my husband and I find ourselves in are really a blessing in a way and I am even thankful for that. I am thankful for our living situation at the moment even though I may at times so desperately want a house of my own.

Dark clouds may hover and it may pour on my life but I need to remember all the blessings that come out of it. I recognize now that blessings do come out of uncertain situations.

And that only brings me closer to God.