Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Time to Weigh

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Well, if I ever doubted I was a stress eater - this last week proved otherwise! Life this past week has been very, very difficult and I ate my way through it and gained 2 pounds. Here is a short list of what I dealt with:

a very dear friend in a serious motorcycle accident
a very dear friend hospitilized with serious mental health issues
caring for that dear friends 4 children for two weekends in a row. I love them dearly and I enjoy them tremendously - but it isn't easy!
being involved in Vacation Bible School every evening
a very dear friend discovering cancer and not ready to tell anyone yet
our sewer system backing up into our house for the weekend and discovering that we have to install a new septic system in our back yard.
watching tractors and back hoes destroying my beautiful back yard that I have loved and tended and cared for.
All this, and working full time. Of course it was this week that my usually calm and somewhat boring job became crazy and I was required to put in some overtime.

I'm okay. I finally remembered that when you are drowning - you shouldn't struggle - it only makes it worse. I have grabbed on to the life preserver cast to me by Jesus Himself, and I am holding on for dear life. I am riding out the waves and the storm. I am feeling a bit bruised and battered but I am okay. Life is fragile and difficult at times, but God is in control. I know that.

I'm not too worried about the 2 pounds. It's really hard to eat the way you should when you are spending the majority of your time in hospital waiting rooms, VBS, and cooking for small children. I'm back on the wagon today.


Sara said...

I love your outlook and will pray for all those who are going through such difficult times. What a blessing that they have you to help them!

Mama Bear June said...

Wow, what a week. I'm so sorry to hear about your friends and will be praying for everyone. Weight becomes such an insignificant issue when those kinds of things come up. Hang in there and keep hanging on to Jesus. Path to Health

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness. What a week you had. Only 2 pounds? I would've gained 10. But, in looking at the big picture and the issues that others are dealing with- gaining 2 pounds is a small problem to have.

Jan B said...

My, with all that stuff you're lucky you only gained two!! Life conspires against us! I hope that this week gets better. Remember that Serenity Prayer.

Skittles said...

Holy cow... prayers go out to you and everyone else!

Denise said...

I am sorry you had such a stressful week dear, praying for you.

Becky said...

Oh, my Robin! THose are horrible trials to be walking through. Talk about stress! I am so sorry. I hope things get better soon, for you and for all of your dear friends.

kittyhox said...

Hi Robin,

I'm so sorry that you and so many of those whom you love are going through a difficult season.

I'm praying for God's comfort for you and for your friends.

Bless you!

Lucydolls' ramblings said...

Robin ~ My prayers have been with you the past few weeks. Hang onto Jesus! He loves you so much.

Susanne said...

Good attitude!! Praying for you dear heart...