Of course, the loss of my Mom was a HUGE hit but there have been some other pretty major hits as well - a child struggling in High School with grades, a child struggling in college with depression, health and just being overwhelmed, health concerns with parents, demands from work, a struggling economy due to the oil industry, friends that have been faced with mind blowing circumstances...It's been HARD!
A few days ago, a friend posted this image on Facebook and I was like YES...this is it!
This is where I have been for the better part of two months...just doing well to "have a day" literally reeling from one hit before another came...I was ready to have a GOOD day....but it just wasn't coming!!!!
HOWEVER.....TODAY HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY!!! Today, has been the day that I FINALLY have sensed the cloud lifting, the sun is beginning to peek over the mountain top, there is hope, there is joy, there is PASSION, there is direction, there is PEACE!!!
It began with a great Bible Study - a time where I was challenged spiritually (which has been all but non-existent) a time where I could just Breathe...
It continued with a time with some wonderful Moms teaching and preparing some freezer meal planning at MOPS. Hearing them say how much fun they had, how much they learned, and how excited they were to share with their families - was REFRESHING!!!!
It went all with a call to one of my best friends who was able to share a passion and exciting thing with me....
It continued with a phone call from my sweet oldest who has been struggling so much for the past two months and yet was able to honestly say "Mom, I am finally okay!" ohhh MUSIC to my ears! Maybe she isn't great yet, but it will come - for now hearing "I'm okay" is just fine with me!
It went on with a fun lunch with my hubby and youngest which was in turn followed by my youngest saying "Mom, I want to help you any way I can - what can I do?"
So...you see, it really has been a GOOD day!!! The sorrow and weeping may last for the night but JOY COMES IN THE MORNING!!!
I don't know what tomorrow holds...I don't even know what the rest of today holds...but I know His mercies are new every morning, I know that He has not left me or forsaken me, I know that He works ALL things together for my good, I know He is able to do so much more than I ask or even imagine, I know that He will make a way in the desert....and I know that He has answered my prayer to have a GOOD day!