Friday, August 26, 2011

calm before the storm

Being from the Midwest has it's perks.  We usually don't have earthquakes, mudslides, forest fires etc... We definitely never have to worry about hurricanes.  Every year I've sat in my comfy living room and watched from afar all the hubbub surrounding the upcoming storm season.  Aside from some violent thunderstorms and the occasional tornado we are fairly safe.

Now we live in Virginia, 100 miles from the coast, and it's a little less comfy sitting in my chair watching the news.  GEESH!  Can they make a big deal about something or what?  I wasn't afraid until I turned on the tv, now I'm slightly freaked out!  We have no idea what to expect.  When a storm rolled through back home it lasted maybe an hour or so...apparently the wind and rain can last an entire 24 hours during a hurricane.

Apparently in the past they've gotten nailed and had a lot of flooding.  The winds left many areas without power for days upon days.  So immediately my mind goes to our finished basement.  The builder assured us it's leak proof.  There's not even a sump pump!  Then there is the giant dead tree along the back of our property that makes my stomach knot up a bit.  Oh and the fact that we are smack in the woods with power lines running along the trees.  I'm just wondering how in the world we'll get out unscathed.

Among my mental stress and worry is a chaotic house.  The electrician finally came and put lighting in my studio...YAY!  It's the constant house mess that's getting to me.  I really just want everything all wrapped up nice and neat:)  We are trying so hard to get all the projects done and have everything in it's perfect little spot, but guess what?  A storm could come through and destroy all our hard work.

Isn't that just the way life is?  We are not in much as we want to be.  Life is messy.  It's flawed.  Sickness comes, marriages often fail, jobs are lost, bills loom large, storms can's stressful and complicated and very imperfect.  It requires faith every day just to trust that God is bigger than anything that we could ever face.  It requires letting go.  So that's what I'm doing.  I'm trusting Him in this next little storm in life.  I'm letting go, and just a little disclaimer here...if you don't hear from me for a bit you know what happened;)  It will all be fine...deep breath.  Love you girls. 

Have a blessed weekend.

40.  dinner with a new friend.
41.  rainbow butter cookies in a sweet little jar.
42.  movie rentals and poptarts to tide us over.
43.  a beautiful home to be stranded in;)
44.  a glorious sunset sky tonight.
45.  again friends who text and call me with concern.  so grateful for them.

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