What can you say when the days are so filled with the things that make you laugh and make you cry?
A whole card of wedding pictures mysteriously destroyed. Even (maybe especially) the photographer is crying — HOW???
The absolute worst chicken check we’ve ever had as the final payment since beginning to raise chickens. HOW???
There are some other things, but they are personal — either to me or to people I love, so I will stop there in the “crying department . . . )
Tomorrow: Our annual July 4th picnic at Shady Acres. The people we love and who love us show up for an afternoon of fun and food and eventually homemade ice cream. Memories of past days are a kaleidescope of things that make me laugh and laugh!
A honkin’ big family reunion coming up. Great help, great ideas, great people!!! What could be better?
A clean house. How thankful I am for a great friend who happens to be a great cleaner and who WANTED to work for me. For the last six months, she has given me hope along with her help!
Bible School coming up next week — and there were 12 enthusiastic (in varying degrees) people who came to help invite children to Bible School last night. Our group had some interesting contacts, and hopefully it will bring some children and will bear fruit for eternity.
I lost another 1.6 pounds this week at Weight Watchers. I didn’t deserve to, because I fell under the spell of my Sweet Mama’s Chocolate Sheet Cake at our Church’s carry-in on Sunday. But I still did, and now I am actually two tenths of a pound near to 40 pounds lost since I started. Believe me, this makes me LAUGH.
And God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. In these harried, busy days when it seems I hardly have time to breathe, and when life seems so out of control for our family and for those we love. When things happen over which we have no control and when uncomfortable things happen as a result of our choices. I choose once again to believe that it all comes past The Throne. Every single bit of it. It isn’t a surprise to Him, and it doesn’t change Who He is, or His intention towards us for good.
Does that make me laugh? You Betcha’! For the joy of it all, for the security of it all and for the very incongruity of how it contradicts those things I am so often so quick to believe when circumstances make me want to sit down and cry!
And I am comforted to know that tears are a language God understands!