Most of 2008 was normal.
The last quarter of 2008 made up for the normal part with a BANG.
While getting through the fall fairs, my mother had colon cancer surgery.
I made it through that phase.
Then, my daughter announces she wants to get married in EIGHT WEEKS!
So, I managed to have the extended family to my house for Thanksgiving, help my mother with her chemo treatments and Dr. appointments AND plan a wedding.
I survived that phase.
Then, I still hadn't done anything for Christmas, so I headed straight forward and got busy shaping Christmas while still helping mom with chemo (she has had 4 of 12 treatments, GO MOM) and planning the wedding and welcoming the fiance into our home.
Then, a few days before Christmas, we get a phone call from the police at 4:00 a.m. to let us know that the building we supervise is FLOODING.....thatis when I almost had a nervous breakdown.
Did I mention that we had the same thing happen almost a year ago.....same song different verse.
I relied on the Lord to get me through that one without losing my mind. I've stayed strong in my faith through all this.....He is who got me through it without searching for a Prozac salt-lick.
Made it through Christmas, made it through the wedding.....barely, just barely made it through sending the daughter and son-in-law to Hawaii TO LIVE.....
I know this is one reason I love blogging....I will get to read this post next year and LAUGH...yep, laugh...because it will all seem like a blip in my life.
I just want to say that I will still Praise God through all the storms in my life....sometimes louder than other times....but I will continue to PRAISE HIM!
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." [2 Corinthians 4:16-18]