The days keep flying by, filled with quite a few tough things, to be perfectly honest. I am definitely not loving the way this feels, but I am really loving the Lord and feeling a need to draw closer.
I can’t seem to sit at my computer long enough to write anything of substance. Thankfully my friend, Jody Landers, wrote a great post about the Embracing Orphans retreat that will give you a glimpse of last weekend. I know you’ll enjoy it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health, services for kids (and the lack thereof), and support for families living with shame that keeps them from sharing their struggles. Add to that the humiliation and frustration of dealing with insurance companies, state offices, and even pharmacies. I have a very angry post burning in me that will likely never make it to my blog because it includes saying things I might regret, as well as words my kids have never heard me say. I feel like swearing – I really do; yelling might feel pretty nice too.
Instead, I’m thinking about Elisabeth Elliot whose advice for hard days is simply, “Do the next thing.” So I’m baking a birthday cake for Andrew and Mimi, driving kids all over town, plowing through laundry, and spending time with Isaiah. A visit to Dimples is coming up, so I’m preparing for that too.
If you have emailed me or sent me a FB message, I am so sorry that I haven’t replied. I will do my best when a quiet moment comes my way.
Have a great Friday, friends.
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