Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keep the Faith

Boy, has it been rough around here lately!  For about one minute things were set on an even keel.  My teenage son was happy, and happy with me, life was busy as always but riding along as normal.  It's amazing to me how things can all just change from different directions all at once.

First, the boy started having some trouble with his grades...just a little...maybe he was distracted by his first love.  She's a lovely and beautiful young lady, and they were always happy together.  Then, something happened and they were no longer "together."  (That's how they say it these days--awfully mature, it seems to me.)  He was unhappy and ended up getting into a bit of trouble...I think it was because he was not himself. He's always been such a good boy.  Now we've been talking about how couples communicate effectively in relationships.  Again, so mature. They're still spending time together but not "together" as a couple...I don't know what that means exactly.   

Then, a friend looses a job...the floor in my laundry room sinks down (!!)....then politics comes between family members...then illnesses around here...but you know what?  It's going to be ok.  My faith has been tested to its limits in the past, and by those tests it has grown very strong.  I'm glad for that.  God is good.

So I'm going to rest and feel better soon, support my son and begin sifting through all of the possible college choices, get my trusted contractor to fix the laundry room floor (it's an add-on structure and he says it wasn't built with joist hangers for the floor boards so they have simply fallen apart. Geez!!!), help everyone I can where ever I can, appreciate my loved ones, and keep the faith.

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  1. Well . . . it looks like you have a very good excuse to not do the laundry! If the washer spins too much, the whole floor might fall through! That is a shame that whomever built it didn't add the joist hangers.

    As long as you are as aware as you can be to what your son is doing, how he is feeling, and how to help, I think things will get better for him (and you). If anything, he knows you're listening. And THAT in itself can be HUGE to someone who may need help at ANY point in their lives. I have a family member who, when he is ready, knows he has family that are here to help -- but only when he truly WANTS to help himself first. When your son gets to the point of realizing that he really does want to change something or do things differently, he'll search for help. You may be one he "finds".

    Hope you're feeling better soon :)

  2. "Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." ~Victor Hugo

    This one is posted at my desk to remind me....


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