Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pizza Picnic

I'm not sure if it's possible
to go through both the toughest
and the most blessed times of your life
at the same time or not.
BUT... if it is...
then that is exactly where we are right now.
I can't ever remember a tougher financial time in my life.
I know it's only a temporary moment to go through, but
having 2 kids in college, a 16 year old, and a precious little one
is harder than I realized.
I know I've mentioned before my internal
struggles about going back to work.
It is so hard to juggle the very real need for money
with the moments that I spend at home with my "Main Man."
Last week I heard something however
that has made a profound impact on me
and left me with the most enormous sense of peace
that I have felt in a long, long time.
It was " When you are in the middle of the TEST,
the instructor no longer speaks, because you've
already been taught everything you need to pass."
WOW !!!
BOY... if that wasn't advice at the perfect time...
I know sometimes when families are in the midst of a struggle
the stress begins to wear on you
and they sometimes fall apart..
I feel however that is when God is showing you
the strongest of all to "LEAN ON ME" and I'll hold you up.
Soooooooooooo.... as we travel through our hard moment
This family of dots has vowed to hold on tight to
one another while I TRUST that GOD has our back.
I am going to stop worrying about finding a job.
The good Lord knows my heart, my skills, and my gifts
and if something is out there for me then the door
will open so wide I won't be able to keep from walking through it.
UNTIL then... we rolled some extra change,
bought a PIZZA and had ourselves a picnic..
May we never forget that sometimes
it takes a struggle to see just what you're made of.


sara's art house said...

Wow- I didn't realize you were going through these struggles. I know God will provide!!! We have found that the tough financial times can be so sweet too because we have to totally lean on Him (Like you said)

cute picnic!

Kaz and Amy said...

Wow! What an amazing quote! I will be praying for you and your family during this time..I'm trusting the Lord will continue providing for you!
I just found your blog and love it! I'm now a follower:)


Anonymous said...

How much better to forgo some material things for a season and gain the most precious gift of all--family and the privilege of being with your little man during these important years of his life.

deb did it said...

PRICELESS and precious little pennies in our pockets...THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Tawny said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog :)
I love your "dots" and your outlook on your life.
It is SO hard to be positive and find the good in situations especially when times are tough.
I love the pizza picnic :)
Your family is beautiful!

Darla said...

...your Mom said it all in her comment. i second that!... and i think this is a beautiful post from the heart. our hardest times brought out the best in us, and made us a strong family, we look back on them as a HUGE blessing strangely.

Heather at All A Flutter said...

You are so right, Staci! This will pass and you will come out of it a stronger family, momma, wife, and woman. In the meantime, there isn't anything a little pizza picnic with your boys can't fix.