Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thankful for crazy

This morning the kids and I met two girlfriends and their kids for a 90 degree nature trail walk, picnic lunch, and playtime at the park.



The bike riders were ready to go.

This is six out of eight sweet kiddos.

 Hello, beautiful!

About five minutes into the walk, Grady was too tired to keep riding. We eventually hid his bike in the bushes, and he started off on foot. Then, about two minutes after that, he was too tired to walk. He went from riding piggy-back on my back, to Lilly's lap in the stroller, and then back to walking again. Eventually, his sweet sister came and offered him a ride. They sure do love each other.



Somewhere in the middle, Grady got on Bella's bike, and Bella walked, holding hands with Asher. Adorable.


After our ridiculously hot and sweaty walk, we ate lunch and the kids played on the playground. The mamas talked about how sometimes we feel hectic and crazy in life, and how sometimes we feel thankful and blessed. And it almost seems like the two should not co-exist, but in fact, they do. If there was no hectic, crazy, messy and loud, we wouldn't have the fun, exciting, and laughable that go with it. We do have so very much to be thankful for, and in the midst of hard times, it is so important to remember.




Right now the situation with the jeep is not looking good for us. In short, we paid a thousand dollars to replace a part, only to find out that now the engine is shot, but the insurance company has no plan to cover it, since the mechanic can not say that it was fire related. While the engine is old, it was working before the fire, and now the car will not start and needs a new engine. So we very probably will be out one thousand dollars, car-less, and closing on property (which means down payment) a week from today. And it wouldn't be a big deal if we didn't care about going into debt for a car, but alas, debt is not our thing.

Our God is so much bigger than all of these problems, and it's times like these that we have the opportunity to step back and say "alright God, we don't know what to do, but you do, and we trust you". And we'll watch and see what happens.

And even if these things don't work out like we would hope, we have so many things to be thankful for, and car problems pale in comparison. Among many other blessings, we have jobs, a house, healthy babies, friends and family, and ultimately, a God that truly loves us. I will choose to focus on those things, and be grateful to the One who made us.



9 comments:

  1. I love your blog, Amy. You are so uplifting. <3

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    1. And I love all of your sweet comments, Kelley!

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  2. I love how Pearl Girl appears to be expanding her range of accessories. Which trail was this?

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    1. It was just a little one at a state park.

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  3. Love this! Loved our time this morning encouraging each other in Christ!

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  4. That's my girl! Keep looking up. Keep praising God. He loves you and is pleased that you are continuing to trust Him. He will answer your prayers. He will never leave you or forsake you...unlike your car!

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  5. Miss Amy, thank you for sharing God's blessings to your family. I enjoyed reading your stories from first to last! I'll be back!

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