Friday, February 29, 2008

Baby Showers, Wedding, and Drama with Tenants

Here is a recent picture of Zach and I from Leah's wedding last weekend. Three weekends in a row with a wedding/wedding shower/baby showers! Why does it seem like big life events of getting married and having babies always hit all at once?!

Recap:
Last week was the one year date of when sweet Emma passed away (the little 5 year old that I was a nanny for). Zach and I took in a friend that was in need that was living out of his car. And... I have also been through h-e-l-l with some tenants on a property I managed. And when I mean hell, I mean I was so stressed I lost 5 lbs in about 10 days. The busyness and stress has kept our house at a standstill. We had several plumbing leaks with our upstairs toilet that led to waking up a few morning with our kitchen floor soaked from the ceiling leaking. It's like we got to this place where we hit a wall. We've been living in the property for 3 weeks now and still don't have a kitchen sink, oven, dishwasher..hello McDonalds & Bleachers 3x a week!

It's been amazing to see how crazy life has been in the past few weeks, but to see how much the Lord has been working in my current circumstances. A verse that I've held to has been:

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." Habakkuk 3:17-18

Basically when everything in my life feels like its falling apart or not working or I don't have control over my present circumstances, God is still faithful and Present and I can cling to Him in spite of it all.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I plan on working until I can't work anymore....baby or bedrest, whichever comes first! :)