24 August 2010

calm in the chaos

Okay, I will never ever write the words "screw you, morning self" again. Last night, after I finished my blog post, my cocky self was rocked. I won't go into details but I was calling the bank at 3am and then my parents, bawling my head off at 330am. I think I might have been trying to sleep by 430am.

Today I found out that my husband might have to work in Ohio until December. This coupled with a very stressful middle-of-the-night and an almost complete lack of sleep tipped me seriously close to the edge. But God had my back.

Not only did my dear friend, Amy, spontaneously visit (without foreknowledge of my situation and bringing her beautiful children to distract mine and a kombucha starter to distract me!) but my beloved friend, Mel, called at nearly the same second I got the heart-rending husband-less-months-ahead news. One friend to calm me, one to keep me distracted and then another darling friend, Beth, wanted to make sure I was okay through the medium of Facebook (and although we're great friends, we've both been rather quiet these last few months with various life situations which makes the "reach out and touch" moment that more weighty). Three vehicles to deliver God's love and assurance that I wasn't alone. I didn't contact even one of them to let them know I was so distraught. How amazing is that? And that's not counting my husband's texts and my mom's calls.

I don't believe in coincidence. I believe I'm loved.

...and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders. Deut 33:12

7 comments:

Beth said...

So glad to have been used, you are loved, and we are terrible at reaching out to touch one another (David would snicker at that comment)...So excited about your trip though!!! So cool, you are going to be so cute in NYC! Love you sweet friend...

Tricia said...

we are, aren't we? at least we both know it and don't get mad at each other! you are awesome and i miss you terribly. and that little question on fb made such a huge impact. thank you.

beth said...

I miss you to terribly too!!! I saw the pics of your littlest on the kids blog site, OMG, she is a perfect little Potter, you definately needed her, she's just he cutest little thing...Miss you guys, and love you too much...Beth

MeryBessieMargaret said...

I like your blog :D

MeryBessieMargaret said...

Thanks for your comment.

In Spanish we say : PD, it means POS DATA. And I didn't know that in English is PS. What means PS in English? Can you tell to me it?

Here in Spain we have a saying: You never go to sleep without learn something new.

Thank you so much for your help.

KISSES

Tricia said...

PS stands for Post Script. "after writing"

And I like that Spanish saying. Very true.

Anonymous said...

Just read this now...still so cool to be used to love you. :D ~amy