Friday, August 29, 2008

Reconciliation, Homeschooling and why I love Hallmark.

Okay, so pretty much sure today was one of the best days of my life.  I had breakfast with my daughter and my grandma at my new favorite breakfast place, The Broken Egg.  I found clothes at a consignment shop for the kids.  Great prices.  Great clothes.  Great time with my Grandma.

I had a great appt. with one of my doctors.  Thank you Jesus!  I had coffee with my brother.  Today is his birthday.  Happy Birthday Christopher.  We had the best conversation.  Literally it's been probably over 5 years since we've had a conversation this good!  Thank you Christopher for taking time out for me and for loving me and caring for me.  I'm so glad I'm your sister and I'm so glad God gave me YOU for a brother!

I spent over two hours in Hallmark with my mom.  We looked at cards and cried.  Can you say cathartic?  It was wonderful.

Reconciliation.  I feel like God is doing a new work in some very key relationships.  I'm finding Him changing me and my relationships and making them better.  Bringing me closer to Him and restoring that which was broken.  He is bringing healing to my heart and my wounded soul.  He truly is making all things new.

Home-schooling.  So I start home-schooling next week.  Can I get a big yikes. I told myself I wouldn't do it because everyone is doing it.... and I'm not.  I'm home-schooling because it's what God put on my heart.  Thankfully it's just pre-school.  Yes, we will have circle-time and snack time.  But mostly just play-dough, painting, and pretending to know what we're doing.  I'm looking forward to making crafts and teaching the alphabet and numbers.  Simple stuff.  But oh so fun.

Thank you God for days like today.  A day to remind me that life can still be good.  Okay, life is good, but today it felt like it.  I know i'm blessed... and I felt blessed.  It's nice when the emotions follow truth.  Often they are in conflict.  Often I am believing and trusting without feeling... I guess that's what we call faith.

I found a plate at Hallmark I want to rephrase, It said, "Life is Sweet. God is good."  I want it to say, "Life can Suck.  But God is GOOD!"

Oh blessings.  Blessings dear friend on your day.  Blessings of peace in the midst of confusion.  Hope in the midst of the storms and trials that face you.  And joy, not to be confused with happiness, but true joy- knowing that God is working in your midst whether your day be full of sunshine or rain.

5 comments:

Caren said...

You are a brave lady...homeschooling scares me...okay, not with Maire, but with Katy because she is who she is. I pray that all goes well. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!

Amy Storms said...

Never thought I would homeschool but we just started our third year of it. It has been such a blessing to our family--to be together, to not drive all over town like crazy people all day long, etc. We love it. I did preschool with my daughters, just as you describe. Even had carpet squares for circle time. :) Fun!

Blessings-

Amy Storms

Jessica Rockey said...

So good to see you last night! I'm so glad to hear about the good days.
On a side note... I never explained my second grade picture that I left in your mailbox. Lately I've been coloring and drawing while I pray. I thought... wouldn't it be great to tangibly hand someone my prayer for them instead of "Hey, I've been praying for you". Anyway, no hidden messages or 'observations'... just simply things the Lord led me to pray for. I just want you to see and feel my prayers for you.
Love you friend!

Anonymous said...

I know you don't really know me, but I read your blog once in a while...it gives me much needed inspiration and perspective. Anyways, funny thing is that I tell my husband that I want to change the "life is good" logo to "life is hard...God is good" I was surprised to see others with the same thoughts!

Catherine said...

Jenn, I think that is so true - life is hard and it definitely sucks from time to time. Thankfully we have hope! Blessings, friend!