Sunday, September 26, 2010
My husband and I marked an anniversary last month.
It’s been three years since he lost his job and career. Construction Management died in Florida and pretty much throughout most of the country. Our life has been challenged, to say the least, to discover creative ways to survive until we can find new jobs.
But on that day, August 29th, 2010, we celebrated.
It was a first in three years. Do you wonder why I would want to?
The answer is simple-- Because we’re still here.
I’ve gotten pretty amazed at how God has sustained us, even through the darker days. And trust me, there have been many, and I know we have more ahead of us. Days when all I wanted to do was cry and stay in bed. Days when I thought the world has gone on and we were stuck in our hopeless situation. Yeah, there are dark days, but I’m trying to count the good ones instead now.
This week we finally dropped cable but have been blessed to discover free HD channels by using a cheap $75 satellite. We smile at each other over such a great picture for free. Last week we enjoyed a complimentary meal in Perkins by signing up on their website, and a free cookie at the mall from a cookie retailer.
My list goes on. I’m grateful now in ways I never thought I would be.
And through all of this, I write. Some days I write only as an escape from thinking about the day’s pressures. Some days I write because it gives me hope that maybe life can be different and I can show that through my characters.
Today, as I sat in church, and heard another sermon about counting it all joy when we go through trials, I was reminded again that God has this plan for me if I would look not at the trials but, instead, look through them. Maybe that plan is with my writing. Maybe it’s just being a wife and support.
Maybe it’s by coming on here and writing every now and then about how God is getting us through.
Because, He is. He does. He will.How are you celebrating today?