Monday August 3, 2009

Besides normal every day life that keeps me spinning — especially my busy 14 month old boy (can you believe he’s that old?!) and my over-abundant garden — I’ve got extra stuff going on right now.
One of my dearest and bestest friends moved today to Minnesota. And although I know I don’t write about where I do live, let’s just say that it is not remotely near Minnesota. Sigh. So we spent the weekend helping them pack the moving truck and saying goodbye. I hate that word: goodbye. I really do.
Also, I am on call waiting for our church intern’s wife to go into labor. Of course I’m not nearly as antsy about it as she is, poor dear is 41 weeks. But I get to pick up their 4 older kids when she goes into labor, and I am really excited about having them here. They are the sweetest, most joyful and obedient, lovely tow-heads you’ve ever met. Day or night, I am excited to go pick them up and share some time with them.
And this week our church is having a music camp for kids in grades 4-12. I am the accompanist, so I have lots of new music to learn. I just got the folder yesterday and some of it is a little daunting… my wrist hurts already from playing piano “too much”! 🙂
Although I still find that I am crying myself to sleep most nights, I know there is much to be thankful for. MUCH. And God’s goodness is all around me. I saw it this morning in the garden. I see it sitting right here in my boy. I feel it in my tummy, digesting yummy food. I taste it on my tongue, warm smooth coffee. I feel it with my fingers, bright technology. I know it will be ringing the doorbell soon, as my mother is on her way.
God is good. I am thankful. Even amidst griefs, sorrows, and goodbyes, there is new life and busy life and hope for the future.
Hallelujah and amen.

2 Replies to “Monday August 3, 2009”

  1. I know what you mean about extra busy and garden stuff… 
    Yesterday, we discovered that not only did we have an amazing surplus of one ball zucchini ready, we also had beets, okra and a whole bunch of other stuff come on at once! Whew , it’s keeping us hopping but it’s so wonderful!! God is good 🙂
    Last night we had a delicious meal of fresh garden veges: beets and beet greens, cauliflower, squash and onions and for the main dish I made your crock pot lemon chicken; mmm! (thanks!)
    Everyone loved it and the best part? Most of it came from our garden!

    I’m sorry to hear that your best friend moved to Minn. So far away… ;-(

    Praying for you, dear.
    Sometimes it’s good to be extra busy…
    Lots of love and hugs,
    Samantha

  2. Amen! Loved this post, as God is good and does all things well! I’m sorry about your friend’s move. Its so hard to have to say goodbye to close friends. Your visits in the future will be very special! 

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