New Construction Under Way

We never stop growing, you know? No matter what our age or life experience, God always has new \’stuff\’ for us; sometimes it\’s really fun stuff, sometimes it\’s not so fun.

I wouldn\’t classify my last few weeks as fun, by any stretch. Beginning in June, when I found out that the company I work for had been sold, along with its employees, to minor surgery, to my daughter moving out of our home and taking our three grandsons with her, it\’s just been … challenging. Over a weekend I went from being an office manager and running an office single-handedly to being \’new,\’ knowing nothing, feeling like a nobody, feeling un-needed and unnecessary.

My hubby is being so supportive. He\’s also being sensible, which I really need. Yes, really, I do. I\’m not being sarcastic. He keeps reminding me that this may be my new mission field. He\’s right, of course (he says he\’s always right!!). Every place a Christian goes should be considered as an opportunity to witness for the Lord and share the gospel. Can\’t do that if I\’m pouting. Better stop pouting, then.

On the really bright side, Nate, the oldest grandson, will be living with Dave and me during the school year. He will be in the 2nd grade. His school is only about 5 minutes from our house and about 25 minutes from our daughter\’s apartment. It just makes sense that he stay with us.

You won\’t believe what I did. I was putting my lunch in the the refrigerator at work on Wednesday and knocked a can of soda off the top shelf. It fell right on the top of my left foot and immediately bruised. By lunch it had swelled to a huge knot on the top of my foot, so that I had to take my shoe off. I\’ve worn a sock the last two days. The top of my foot is completely covered with a bruise, and this evening I dropped my floor sweeper on top of the same foot. Ouch! It\’s still throbbing.

Saturday will be busy. Two of my youth fellas are coming over to help move the furniture around from upstairs and downstairs. After the big stuff is moved, then I have to put stuff away. Then later I have to keep the boys for jenni while she works that evening. Yep, the day will be busy, but if it\’s all moved by bedtime, that will be great!

Enough for now. How\’s your life going?






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