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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Trying to Get Back to Normal

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]


Mama Koch said...

God laughs when we make plans, so we have to learn to go-with-the flow. Sounds like you've done a good job.
Love the wedding pictures. Bet your eyes are tired from crying tho.

So.....when do we get to go see her?

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! I just came over from Liz's blog. It sounds like you have had a very stressful couple of months! I hope 2009 proves to be much more relaxing and that you mom has a swift recovery.

Misty said...

I am so proud of you and all that you are allowing Him to do THROUGH you. What a blessing you have been to me and I always look forward to reading your blog even if I don't get to comment. 2008 for us has been an emotioanlly exhausting year as I am CONVINCED we have been under spiritual attack by Satan himself. I know God has gotten me (us) through THIS far and He'll get us through 2009 as well - whatever it holds. He'll do the same for you...and God bless you for your efforts to continue to hold true to that!

traci said...

hi traci - saw your comment on mabel's blog. just wanted to visit you because i am traci too. spelled the same way. then when i got here, i notice you have a daughter named carly - me too, but spelled karlie. nice to meet you.

jennykate77 said...

This is good. God does always see us through. Here's to a calmer 2009!

Farmchick said...

Well gald you are haning in there..without the Prozac salt lick..that was a good one! Oh in reply to your comment about the cake to Hawaii....why don't you just take one there!!!

My Big Mouth said...

Isn't it funny how God sends messages to you from other people.Your last part of 2008 sounds alot like mine.Me, struggling to get thru each day without breaking into tears or hysterics isn't easy,as I'm sure ou can relate.I came home from work today feeling like I was on my last straw and having to stop and pray as soon as I got home and sat at my desk.With tears I just asked God for reassurance and His strength.The first blog I clicked on was yours.Thank you for the scripture.I hope and pray your 2009 will be easy and blessed.

My Bucket List said...

Traci, just know that I could NOT have made it thru this cancer ordeal without you!! And Carly could not have made it thru her wedding without YOU!! (Even tho she may think she could have). YOU are a rock to our whole family and we LOVE YOU!!
Your Mom...

Kim said...

{{Traci}} Sometime what we think is hard isn't really what it seems. Life has a way of keeping us humble..and grateful.

Check out GoDaddy.com for a domain name. I'm looking at moving mine there because I pay for a cadillac and need a bicycle.

Kaci updates me..and prayers are abundant!

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