Can I be honest here? I’m having a really tough time lately. And that’s okay. Sometimes life doesn’t make sense, but there’s no use crying over spilt milk. I’ve learned that the hard way. We’re in God’s hands and only He can see the big picture of our lives. So, we must keep going - putting one foot in front of the other, and praying for better days.
Sometimes, everybody hurts. Everybody hurts, sometimes. ~REM
I’ve found that the key to surviving the difficult times is to focus on today. What can I do right now? I try not to think about all those things I can’t do. I try not to worry about tomorrow, because honestly, today has enough trouble of it’s own. Right now, these words are very real to me. I trust that the Lord will not put on my plate any more than I can bear. I remind myself of Paul’s words:
So, I cook for my family. Gluten free peach crisp.
I make sauerkraut.
I marvel at 2 cabbages that barely half-fill two quart-size mason jars.
I prepare sourdough bread for my loved ones.
And on the days when mama hurts too much to move, we eat take-out pizza by candlelight.
I find myself in the midst of a severe Crohn’s flare-up and unable to take medication to ease the pain of two more degenerative discs in my spine.
But, I know that there’s a better day coming…