It’s been a rough few days. Keeping the faith can be difficult during times like these. The excitement I felt from taking my first trip to Chicago, was quickly overshadowed only one day after my return when my Husband’s car broke down on his way to work. Not even an easy breakdown… we’re talking completely blow head gasket.
From there, it seemed as if a whirlwind of obstacles began to emerge from no where, attacking us from every angle. The elevated stress took it’s toll on our spirits and my Husband and I were both agitated, impatient, and at each other’s throats about the smallest of things. We tried to spend some family time together on Saturday while he worked on his car in the garage. The girls played in the driveway, and I brought my computer down to knock out a bit of work.
I dropped my laptop on the garage floor, causing my screen to crack. Of course this isn’t covered under my warrant, so I’m looking at around $550 to fix it according to the store I purchased it from (I’ll be calling around for alternate price quotes, of course). Needless to say, I found that a bit frustrating.
We soaked it up, and held our shoulders back determined to not let the spiral of events ruin our entire weekend. Saturday night we enjoyed family night together, and Sunday we got up and went to church. We’ve been going to a new church the last couple of weeks, and we like it a lot. So we got dressed and set off…
After a few group selfies of course.
Turns out yesterday’s message was shared specifically for us. It was everything we needed to here, in order to keep our heads held high during these tough (and tight) times. It spoke about having breathing room.
In your finances.
In your schedule.
In your life.
Going and going without stopping, or stretching your finances to the point of stress is something we try to avoid… but sometimes seems inevitable. The message we heard really put things into perspective, and reminded us of the things we should be doing to avoid that added and unnecessary stress that distracts us from our goals and from God’s plan for us. So we took a few moments to regroup and breath.
Today’s starting out pretty good. I made it to the boxing gym, and got in an awesome workout… and a chance to take out some of my frustrations on the bag. I grabbed some Starbucks on the way home for Hubby and I, and got everyone off to their respective places pretty smoothly. Baby is currently playing quietly in her play pen in my office while I type, so it looks like I’ll be able to knock out a lot of today’s work this morning.We’re still dealing with a tough situation, in which we have a lot of decisions to make.
We still have to figure out the car situation.
Things aren’t perfect.
They aren’t horrible either.
We’ve got plenty of reasons not to lose our smiles.
We’re still keeping the faith!
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