I’m taking on the Blog Dare . So far, I’ve managed to stick with it each day. I’m treating it like you would the Five Minute Friday posts because I want to ensure that I actually share a part of my soul with you. I hope you enjoy reading these posts.
“It’s a Wonder You Can Keep Up With It All!“
I have heard that a thousand and one times since I’ve started homeschooling our kids and blogging over three years ago. I do juggle a lot in any given day. There are plenty of days when my day starts at 7:30AM and I don’t stop doing something productive until well past 2Am. Only to get up and do it all again the next day. I have already confessed to dropping the ball on something every day. However, by the end of the week everything is done and caught up.
Now that Del is working from home again things will definitely be a lot easier. I never realized how much he helped keep everything in order until he was gone working outside of the home for the past 9 months. I’m so utterly grateful that he has the chance to work with the family business again now that it’s back up and running. I didn’t like seeing him under the amount of stress he was under.
“It’s a Wonder You Can Maintain Your Faith.”
I’ve shared with you many different forms of abuse I’ve endured as a kid. I’ve even told you about other things I’ve gone through during my lifetime. As a result, any time I tell a non-believer about my life’s trials they wonder how in the world I’ve maintained my faith in God so strongly.
The answer is because out of everything bad I’ve endured, God has turned it around for something positive. Whether it’s by giving me the chance to help someone else overcome the same type of hurt or even help someone gain enough strength within themselves to get the hang out of the situation they are in. I meet total strangers, and immediately I know we are of a kindred spirits due to some prior abuse without them even saying it.
I know how valuable life is so I make darn certain my kids and family learn to treasure every second they have to live. We find ways to have fun together all the time. We had a couple come out to our house unexpectedly and we didn’t know them from cats Adam the other day, and one of the first things they said about our kids is “they seem very happy.” For the most part, our kids are happy. Hang why wouldn’t they be?? They are spoiled rotten.
My trials in my life have made me appreciate all the little good things that have happened in my life. It’s taught me how to show others the value of the little things in their lives. It’s helped me help other people to see what they are missing when they spend so much time complaining about the small stuff. Speaking of Small Stuff, I read a book a LONG time ago called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life.This little book is so worth getting. It gives you inspiration and it also reminds you what is really important in life.
(Just a side note, I had no intention of promoting anything in this blog post, it just happened to come to my mind as I was writing this post. I actually own this book and have read it several times many years ago, but still remember it like it was yesterday.)
The long point of the matter is that I’m actually in a twisted messed up kind of way kind of glad that those things happened to me. One of my favorite songs is by Kelly Clarkson feat Jennifer Lopez, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger. Everything I’ve gone through has done nothing but make me stronger. That saying, what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger is so utterly true!
Tell me what comes to mind for you when you see the words… “It’s a wonder you can…”