Monday, October 6, 2008

Back in the Zone

Just got back from taking Chuck to the airport. It had been almost 5 week since he had come home last. A little too long in my opinion. But it is amazing how you get into a zone. The zone of taking care of the house by yourself. Not letting your guard down. Being strong. As I have said many, many times...I am determined to find the positive things in my life. This morning I am thankful that we live less than an hour from the airport. I am thankful that we adjust fairly quickly to either having Daddy home or living else where (I know that sounds awful ~ but you got to do what you got to do). I almost enter a zone of determination. And this morning...I am back in the zone. Making the best of a hard situation.

I have never in my life relied on God more. The incredible unmeasurable grace to get through this season of life. My time in the Word has never been better. I have just started the newest study from Precepts and I am learning so much in Isaiah. I am thankful for this trial that we have gone through. It has made me more of who I NEEDED to be. Clinging to the truth and filling my life with the right things.

This next leg of the journey is only 3 1/2 weeks for Chuck to be gone. Still waiting on God to sell our home. Though, we are grateful that we are getting showings. Lately it has been once a week (not bad for a slow market). It really was a good weekend together. We are such a blessed family.


Update: It has been a terrible school morning...tears and frustration. We are getting thrown back into our trial...ugh. I think I may need a nap today.

11 comments:

Wife to the Rockstar said...

You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing how God is working in your life, even in your trials.

We are praying.

Annie said...

You know, I think you can be grateful that you have such a wonderful marriage, too!

K-Sue said...

Sometimes you have to stop and get your rest. Nap out :)

cindy said...

So glad you were able to spend time with Chuck, no matter how fast it probably flew by! I say go for the nap...a little power nap never hurt anyone! (It can also give you a little break from the tears and tantrums, giving you a fresh perspective!)

Julie said...

I was reading along feeling happy for you for the good weekend and the ability to get back in the "zone". Then i got to the update...I'm right there with ya, it seems like even good days at our house are full of some sort of tears, tantrums or complaints.

Susan said...

I think the day that Chuck goes back you should take OFF HSing...eat donuts, watch tv, nap...I can see how it is hard to get back in the swing of things...Will be praying for extra grace and strength. So glad you had a good weekend with Chuck. Love you and call me!!

Tonya said...

I'm sorry you guys have to go through this time of separation. Do you HAVE to live there while you wait to sell the house? (I guess I don't understand how all of that works since we've never had one on the market)

I'd just LOVE to see the next update announce that you've sold your place and are MOVING! Man, being away from the ones you love sure does STINK!

I'll be praying!

Tonya said...

Oh, I forgot... It's a blessing to watch you trust GOD for EVERYTHING! Just hang in there, Sister!

Lee and Bev said...

Yea - for the great weekend! Sad - for the rough school day. Praying the girls will be able to adjust and roll with the circumstances as well as their mommie. Bless you Cris. We'll talk later on today! Enjoy the nap - maybe the girls need one too!

Christy said...

You too! I thought I was the only one who had to send a child to their room today for something close to a temper tantrum. He is almost 11. Aren't we a little to old for this? But then I remember that at 30 something, I too, dig in my heels and scream- NO! I guess he gets it from me. Seriously, I am right there with you and having a bad day. A nap sounds like a great idea!

Kidmo Blog said...

I am working on getting back into "the Zone" myself... but it's not easy & it's no fun! Going home is always great! ...leaving again gets harder every single time. I love being home! The good food... the big comfy bed... the big TV... and all those little hugs!!!! Home is the best place ever! I love home! ...away, however, is not nearly as good. I got back & realized that I have no food (really... NOTHING) so I need to figure out what to buy. Time to buy a box of cereal and some tortillas, cheese & BBQ sauce. -- Love you!!! Thanks for making home such a great place to be.
~cp