Tuesday, April 20, 2010

You are my sunshine...

So last week was rough. And, by rough, I mean that even my hair being Bozo orange for 12 hours over the weekend after an unfortunate coloring incident didn't even register because of everything that had happened in the days leading up to said incident.

My hair is not orange anymore. In fact, it's several different shades of blonde; however, I don't have photos of that yet. And, no, I didn't take pics of the orange.

Anyway, probably because she'd heard me cry on the telephone literally EVERY DAY last week, my mom sent me these last Friday to brighten up my day.

And it TOTALLY worked! The weekend was better and, even though things are not working out at all like I had planned, I'm trying to continue to remember that it's not MY plan anyway. Never was. Never will be. 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that testing of your faith develops perseverance.
James 1:2-3

Needless to say, we've had LOADS of trials throughout the past year and it's been difficult. Every time I've thought things were turning the corner, I was wrong. But that's ok. Because I have NO DOUBT that there is something crazy exciting just over the hill.

In my mind, I keep thinking things will get better in June because last June is when things began to go downhill. For those of you who haven't been reading long, that's when my grandfather passed away while we were at Disney World.

A myriad of things have happened since but I can honestly say our family has never been stronger. And I know I KEEP saying that but, honestly, sometimes I just need to put it out there and remind MYSELF that all things have happened for a reason.

I am fully confident that brighter days are ahead. And I'm thanking God that I won't be facing them with orange hair.

Just keepin' it real, y'all. :-)


petrii said...

Hang in there sweet one!! Things can be so difficult in this life, but God is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do.

Thank you for sharing and I love the blonde (I saw your next post too =)

Have a Blessed evening,