Raising the White Flag
Missing in action! It has been a few months since my last post.
Has anyone wondered what happened to this blog author?
or perhaps no one even knew I was away ........Ah!........you can't get rid of me that easy.
Yep, I know, you probably thought I'd given up on trying to write creative post and DIY my way
into the cozy homes of readers across blog land.
Honestly, I have been busy,
oh well read on
FYI.......you have to read through to the end
Let Me Paint A Picture
Has life ever gotten in the way of blogging?
Really....... you just have too much going on
too many unwanted DIY projects, (not the fun kind) not the kind you blog about
I mean the kind that comes from owning a home, a car, etc.....from the wear and tear of life
.................so seriously, when tough times hit
do you blog authors take the time to sit and write creative or not so creative blog post.
taking the time to edit pictures making sure they are just perfect.......... placing your watermark in just the right spot for the world to see.
I mean sometimes we are just in survival mode........We are in a war, with LIFE.
Can I get a raise of hands?
what you will find in the words of this post is true grit
No fluff, no bling, no pretty Color It Simple projects
honestly, this has been anything but SIMPLE (gosh, I have to laugh)
WARNING: Read at your own risk, this is not for the faint of heart. But I am sure many of you can relate to some of it and laugh along with me. Some of you may even cry along with me.
Have you ever just felt like raising the white flag?
one of your cars breaks down, then the other car decides it feels left out and needs attention as well............
a few weeks go by and your well pump, 100 ft in the ground decides to go on a permanent vacation.
your swimming pool is in a constant state of
because it looks like the evergreen forest........you just can't seem to kill the new mutated strain of algae colonies that has moved in and made your oasis their new found home.
As you sit on your couch trying to relax from cleaning out your evergreen pool, you hear a hiss behind you.
NO it's not a snake, .......silly
it is a pipe, yep a pipe that has busted in the wall that separates you and the bathroom.
ACK.....NOT on my new hardwood floors......
then weeks later you find tiny little moths that have piggybacked their way into your pantry from your local grocery store......... now these pesty little squatters procreate like rabbits and have created
with their very own runways and traffic control towers.
now we get to throw away anything not sealed in a can..... OK breath
...........this too shall pass...............
Do you ever feel like raising the white flag
Horror......a pipe under your house burst which sits conveniently on a concrete slab.......
under your newly laid hardwood floors.
did you catch the depth of that ........UNDER the concrete?
Who knows how long this has been leaking until one day your neighbor shows up knocking on your front door proceeding to tell you they are going to have to build a boat from the water that is running into their driveway from your house.
You and your husband take a deep breath while taking a stroll to the side of the house that never gets a visit unless mowing the grass, to find a gentle stream running out of the brick from the side of your home.
Awe, Quaint, I have always wanted to live by a stream :)
Think Im done?
Not a chance......
You wake up one morning to find that your refrigerator is on strike and all the food is carrying picket signs demanding lower temperatures for their working conditions. The Milk and eggs had us right where they wanted us, so we had to give in to their demands.
Just when you think you might be riding the wave into the safe zone.....
a few weeks pass and you find standing water seeping through your concrete patio outside. You find out that the culprit is a busted pipe under the patio .....
This pipe is the main water line that feeds the water into your house.
Have you ever seen the movie the "MONEY PIT"?
With a talented, hard working DIY'er hubby these were things were costly, inconvenient, a pain in the butt, but they were things we could FIX. When it all comes down to it, it is all stuff. Of course, Stuff we need to live.
It is not until the phone call comes with something you cannot FIX
a call that says your Baby boy of 25 years
has been diagnosed by the doctors with Stage IV hodgkin's lymphoma........
Now my friends, that will knock the wind right out of you, putting all these things that has fallen apart into perspective.
My son and my family are a family of FAITH. Faith in Jesus as provider and healer........ a Faith that knows, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
The doctors may have diagnosed our son with this news
but our Father God has the final say in his Life.
We will agree with heaven and the report of the Lord over our son.
We are not religious freaks ......however we are Jesus freaks. We take our relationship serious with Jesus and we obey the things he ask of us.
I was talking with my Papa God the other day and told him I felt like I was laying Isaac (my son Jared) on the alter just as Abraham did. (You can read Genesis 22 for the full story)
I have surrendered, just like I surrendered all the other trials to him.
I have surrendered our son to my heavenly Father.
I have total confidence in my Father's ability and I trust him to take care of our son.
We will partner with our Father in this journey with our son Jared ....... I will share some things with you as we walk this out. I may not be posting frequent but know that I am still here and will post when I can.
For those prayer warriors out their please, please keep my son and our family in your prayers, for there is power in the prayers of God's children.
We have been through some interesting battles this year and we are facing our biggest one yet. However, God is Faithful and good all the time, He will be our Refuge in this storm.
Our Battles belong to the Lord.
Until next time,