Thursday, August 11, 2011

Putting the Pity Party Out to Pasture

Lately, I have been having a big ol' pity party. It's not that my problems have not been legitimate and worrisome, but dear reader, I had taken it to an all new level.  A very low level.  I let myself sink so deep that I wasn't sure I wanted to crawl out any time soon.  I was wallerin', dear reader.  Like a sow.

That analogy is way too close for comfort -- if only I could think of another.  I was letting my imagination run a muck.  I was allowing the dark to creep in where it had no business being.  I wasn't acting like I know the Giver of Hope and Life Eternal.

But enough already.

I admit that none of those problems have been resolved, at all.  Not even a little bit.  There are still family issues, our house hasn't sold, and the kids have still not been enrolled in a school for the year.  Have I mentioned, there are issues?  I have?  Then, let's move on, shall we?  Youarewelcome.

Today, I got a reality check.  Of the knock the wind out of your lungs variety.  My grandma was rushed to the ER and I am still waiting to hear the results of that visit.  She's been having numerous health issues lately.  Some small and some not so much.  This last medical go-round has me re-evaluating and putting everything into perspective.  It helps that Joanna has been so helpful with encouraging words too.  She's been there-done that when it comes to dealing with some of the same woes I am experiencing currently.

At any rate, my beautiful, godly, funny grandma is 87.  She's always been active, spry and in the middle of everything - especially our hearts.  At her age, little health issues turn into big health issues on a turn of a dime.  And suddenly, everything else has fallen by the wayside as I sit by the phone waiting to hear news. 

Life has a way of jolting us into remembering what is important.  I just hope the jolt doesn't come at such a high price that neither my grandma nor I can recover from it.

Either way and in all situations, God's will be done.  And I will find a way to be joyful about it.

Isaiah 43:19

19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.


  1. Aww thanks! Wish I could wave the magic wand that doesn't exists to fix everything for you. I think God lets us go through the hard times to show us how much we need Him and we also see we're a long stronger and tougher than what we think.

    Hugs and prayers!

  2. Thank you, again, Joanna. I don't know of I am tougher, but I hope I am learning this lesson well enough so that it doesn't come back for another round.


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