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We’ve all had those days that life is just hard. I’m not talking you lost your best friend and grieving kind of day. I’m talking about the days where everything seems to go wrong or you are constantly on the go and you look around and wonder when it is going to end. I just got back from taking my mom to a doctors appointment. Before we ever got there she was very emotional. Things that I saw no reason to be upset by she was in tears over. The anniversary of her sisters death was a few days ago and I wonder if that is part of her being down recently. The doctor informed her she is at the point that the next step is surgery. She’s getting older and isn’t in the best of health so surgery just doesn’t sound like a great option. One of my brothers came over the other day to help me build some shelves for the garage. By the end of the day he could no longer stand straight and could barely walk. Let me rewind briefly, my brother had surgery to correct an issue in his back, but the surgery caused more damage. He is also very stubborn and because he started the project with me he was going to finish it the same day. So back to my week, I accidentally left my cell phone in the cart at the store. Genius, I know! I got a call the other morning asking me to write a character letter for someone that found themselves in trouble with the law. I got a call from a family member to go to prayer over a specific situation. I have another family member that was in the hospital because of her heart. Did I mention I work a full time and a part time job? Somewhere between building shelves, going to the doctors for a procedure, church, and running errands I gotta find time to work. Speaking of church, the printer, oh I hate that thing, well, I finally got so fed up I decided it was easier to buy a new one so off to the store I went. The battery in my key fob decided to give up the ghost as did the power button on the churches remote for the projector. I don’t want to bore you all with the details so just believe me when I say that although the information I gave you may sound completely lame there is so much more I could share. What I told you is just the simple pieces of the week.

I look around and see health problems, financial struggles, grief, and hurt. I look at my family though and see how close we are. My mother and siblings would do anything for me and I for them. In case anyone is wondering why my dad is not mentioned it’s because he died several years ago. We were all close before that, but death has a way of bringing you closer or tearing you apart and we choose the first. We grew closer and depended on God, first and foremost, and family, secondly, for our strength. Life is hard some days. I’m emotionally and physically drained. I just want to go to bed and wake up tomorrow or maybe in 5 or 6 days, but that isn’t how life works. I’ll go to bed shortly and in 5 hours or so I’ll be up again to start a new day. That is the beauty of it, not only has God given me an amazing family, He daily gives me another go at this crazy thing called life.

Lamentations 3:22-24
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.