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>> Thursday, December 16, 2010

This has been an alert from the emergency broadcast system If this had been an actual emergency, the Attention Signal you just heard would have been followed by official information, news or instructions

Where the hell is my official information, news or instructions, this emergency sure has gotten my attention, now if I could get some instructions please.

What happens when the unexpected flips my world upside down, well I’m not so blissful and my babble turns to grumbles. My husband had some serious medical issues and ended up in the hospital, after 12 days he is on the mend and hopefully will be home soon. In the mean time I have been on a crazy roller coaster of not knowing and waiting. I’ve had to “deck the halls” all by myself, take out the trash and be a single parent to 4 kids, while worrying about my husband. It’s taken a toll on my fragile sanity, my diet has jumped ship, my brain’s been overheated and in all the upheaval I went and bought a new puppy. Yes I have lost my mind.

My dear husband doesn’t know about the puppy yet, and he is going to kill me. My mom told me I’m crazy and to take her back “RIGHT NOW!” My BFF said I’d be crying on the phone to her about how I should of never of gotten the dog and how I’d want to toss her out the window. My dad said I’d be known as the nutty dog lady….Maybe…maybe not.

Miss Daisy-Mae Hope ( cavalier king charles spaniel and bichon frise mix)

She has made for a wonderful distraction from all the madness, the kids LOVE her. Just look at this face…she is sweet and cuddly and makes me happy. Plus her poop is so small it’s like little tootsie rolls.

Over the last few months I have been seeking God first in all things, learning to turn to Him in times like this, and as always He has been faithful. I am so grateful for my family and friends for helping pull me through this, however without God’s grace I don’t know what I’d do. I’d guess I would fall into a pit of despair, fear, and sorrow…I have seen the end of my rope, pushed to my limit, lost hope, fallen flat on my face and in all of the darkness have reached out in prayer. I’ve been given just a little more rope, a little higher limit, a small gleam of hope, and have been lifted off the floor (sometimes by the head of my hair but I’m still on my feet).

I read somewhere this week that “God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage”. No kidding! I pray that though this pain I will continue to find purpose, I have learned how much I am loved, needed, and blessed. I have found God trusts me to handle much more than I thought, I have gotten strength only God could give, and to top it all off…a new puppy!!


Marlene December 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

Oh, no - I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's illness! I hope everything will be ok! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Your puppy is adorable!!! I have a shih-tzu that looks almost exactly like your little guy!

middle child December 16, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

You must keep the furry little girl!

And as they say,..."when you reach the end of your rope, you come to the beginning of God."

Mamma has spoken December 17, 2010 at 4:07 AM  

Sorry to hear about hubby! I've been there too and it is hard to raise the family, try to keep everything normal all the while visiting hubby every day at the hospital. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Donna @ The House on the Corner December 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

It's been my experience that a puppy makes everything better!!

Leanne December 24, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

Just wanted to stop by with a little Christmas Cheer for you! May you have a blessed Merry Christmas, dear friend!

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