First of all, thanks for all your sweet, encouraging comments and emails.  I do appreciate it!

Please know that I’m not always so down in the dumps, but I wanted to show you a peek into the dark places of my mind, as a wife, mother, and caregiver.  Life is not easy for many and if it hasn’t hit you yet, it will.  But, I believe that we often compare ourselves and our lives to others.  This is not a good game to play, but one that I think we all find ourselves doing, especially in the social media, blogs and Pinterest, etc.

While these places can be fulfilling, they can also make you feel like less and not enough.  The important part of it, is to know who you are.

I know I’m giving our journey my all, but even sometimes my all is not enough.  And, that is okay.

It’s okay because it is the perfect opportunity for the Lord to show Himself and to remind me that He is my resource.  Situations like this encourage me to run to the Word to restore my soul, to give me a new hope and serve as a nudge to keep my eyes fixed on the prize.

And, although we’ve moved on until the next meltdown, I found myself in that place of feeling “not enough” again yesterday.  I’ll share the events that took me back to the feeling of “less than” in a separate post.

It’s a hard place to be and a fine line to examine; the line between having faith and using wisdom.  Yet, that is where we find ourselves.

This next week we’ll be able to talk, pray and absorb the next season in this journey and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

We’ve been blessed with a condo at the beach, but it will be our first beach vacation as a family.  Traveling with Danny’s limitations can be difficult and can bring anxiety; the unknown is scary and the unfamiliar takes adjustment.  However, I choose to believe that God knew we’d need this time right now and he knows what kind of accommodations Danny needs, so I trust Him.

Please pray for traveling mercies, good weather and a patient Danny!

And, don’t forget we’re coming up on our August Pray Day for Danny on the 10th!  I’ll post from the beach!

One thought on “And the beat goes on

  • August 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    As you and yours breathe in that beautiful beach air, know that your dad and I will have you in our prayers. . . you are loved!!

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