Saturday, September 27, 2014

Five-Minute Friday: Because

It has been a difficult season and I haven't always handled it the best.  I would like to be a woman who wears her circumstances well, but there have been days I have snapped at my family or had a melt down over something small.  Stress has ached across my shoulders and too many times I have focused on my own lack of strength and despaired because of my inadequacy.  But then there are those moments when God lifts my chin and lovingly reminds me that He is my strength and He is carrying me.  He reminds me to watch as He works everything out.

Today I am in a comfortable rented condo with my mom as she recovers from her kidney transplant.  And she is doing so well!  This mornings bacon is lingering in the air.  Although it still feels like summer outside in Tucson, an apple crisp is baking in the oven, and it smells like Thanksgiving.  Mmmm.  Scotty and Cel are sitting together on the couch watching a movie, and I am feeling so grateful because even though sometimes life is hard, God is always good.

I am grateful because my mom has received an amazing gift.  Because I have a loving husband who  rubs the ache in my shoulders.  Because I have four siblings who are my best friends.  Because I have incredible friends who love, pray and offer their support.  Because God is in control and His grace is sufficient.  I don't have to have it all together.  What a relief! 

Bad days will come and go. They are the exception, not the rule.  Better days are coming.  There will be more gifts.  More joy.  No matter the circumstances there is one constant: God and His goodness.

I know it's Saturday, but that's what I love about Five-Minute Friday!  It's all about just writing raw.  The ladies who write over at FMF don't care about mistakes or if it's a day late!


  1. Many prayers for your mom :) Beautiful words.

  2. "No matter the circumstances there is one constant: God and His goodness." Amen! Prayers for continued healing for your mom. xoxo


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