Well, it’s really been one of those weeks.
You know the kind I’m talking about. The ones that start with this really crazy story about some random part of being a mom, which is compounded by extended family heartache, further compounded by work deadlines, to be topped off with the overbearing need to sleep which is coincidentally not happening due to the fact the kiddos have been sick. Yeah . . . that kind of week.
It has been a little crazy, and I have been living in a state of semi-sleepiness at almost all times, but it has also been an incredibly wonderful week in an extremely weird sort of way.
This week I have been very acutely reminded, that the issues of my life are really not issues at all. Sure it’s been difficult. Sure there have been plenty of inconveniences speckling my daily activities. I am running for longer every day on less. But the other side of this difficulty is that I am able to endure it. I am able to continue waking up to beautiful cool days and live and breath and dream for all that is wonderful in the world. I have the choice to embrace my day and all it’s joys and heartache with the determination and conviction that it is worth my effort, or I can just grouch and slouch and be a crab.
James 1:2-4 (The Message)
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
This week has been (and continues to be) an opportunity for me to grow. When I have a moment to think clearly about that – it really does seem like a gift. I don’t really want to stay the same – even if that means I have to have weeks like the one I’ve had every once in a while.