So here we are, in a December that’s colder than, well, not to be inappropriate but you know….
We have a wedding tomorrow for my dear friend Ana, in Tennessee in a town I’ve never visited. We are driving though the areas of the Pigeon Forge fires a month ago, I’ll make sure to say a pray for those. My little brother is currently overseas serving the country, hope to have him back by next year at this time. It’s going to be an interesting first Christmas with the little one, his dad has to work, so we are dealing with squeezing in family time amongst the rest of our duties as parents to our little one, our families, and the holiday season.
It seems like life is a never-ending cycle of craziness. Each day this month has brought a new issue, and each day, it gets worked through until there is a resolution. Whether it’s an issue with work, a friend’s health, the fact that there is currently no running water at the barn and I have to carry up 40 pound buckets to our horses stalls, or the issues of our animals at the house dirtying up my unkept house, everything is in balance.
It doesn’t seem like it at the time, but ALL things work out for good. People often ask me why life’s not fair, and I always say because it means there is something even better down the road. There is so much that is out of our control as people. I can’t say that enough! What I can control is my reaction and response to things.
I’m not sure if this will be an encouragement to anyone, but I hope to continue life’s little nuggets that I learn on here. I’ve always been great at journaling, but reading excerpts from my past always helps me put things into perspective even better. Even to now.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! Do something you enjoy! I’ve taken up coloring lately–you may laugh, but it’s the best and relaxing thing ever 😉