Living in California, we don't get hurricane warnings, because we don't get hurricanes. If we did, I would have had a doozy of a warning come in last week. My life is just like fast and furious moving winds lately. Not to mention that trials were pelting me like a torrential downpour. Let me share just a few:
Last Thursday: Car trouble $300.00, car was overheating.
Friday AM: Take my oldest son to ER, possibly had a mild concussion.
Friday PM: Internet goes down, which meant our phone lines went down, for four days.
Friday PM: Car is still overheating. (Dropped it back off this morning)
Saturday: I drop my three month new laptop on the ground...It is DOA.
Sunday: Our daughters headlights go out in her car, need to replace those.
Monday: Our freezer goes into a 24hour heat induced coma, lose all food inside.
When I was cleaning out the freezer with my daughter, I shared with her that I was not going to be down about the past week. I started laughing and even praying out loud. "Lord, I am going to pass these tests. I am going to find joy in these trials. These are just labor pains. I know the blessing is on the way!" My daughter smiled and looked at me like I had two heads. Laughing, she said, "Mom, I can't believe you. You seem so happy." Looking up from my garbage bag, filled with squishy thawed food, I smiled "Honey, we are to count it all joy."
There is no better way to teach our children, then in the storm.