Monday, January 12, 2009

Life Happens

It's been a long stretch since I've written anything of substance. Daily, it's a battle to spin all the plates I need to spin...and to figure out which ones need to be set aside for a little while. Often, blogging is one of the first things that I set aside. (I'm sure that's no surprise to anyone, really.) But I've also been hesitant to write because, honestly, things have just been hard lately.
I really hate writing about hard things, especially here, because I like this blog to be a place where things are hopeful. But I feel like it would be dishonest of me not to share some of this, and to instead present only our sunnier days.

Anyway, it isn't any one thing that's been particularly hard. A few months ago, it was easy for me to name our challenges: hospitals, unexpected bills, new babies, etc. Now, it's just a something. It comes, it goes. Some days are harder than others. Whatever it is, I just haven't felt much like myself lately.

But God is good. He is present in the good times, the challenging times... and even better, He makes good out of our bad. It's encouraging to know that during days like these.

I'm hoping that now that this is all out in the open -- that it isn't always all sunshine and roses over here -- I'll be less hesitant to post around here.


The Sinks said...

Sarah, thanks for being open and sharing. Honestly, I think it's good to let others know that life isn't always peachy. At least for me, I have a hard time reading those blogs (or talking to those people), because I end up feeling like I must have something wrong because it's not always great all the time. So, although I'm sorry things have been tough for you, know that it is in a strange sort of way somewhat encouraging to me, at least to know that I'm not the only one who struggles. Please know that on the days that are hard, prayers will be lifted up for you as well, as I'm reminded of the tough job we have as moms. In these times when it seems like it is all never-ending, there is comfort in knowing that God will give us strength for what He has called us to, and that each day is a new day, with new mercies and grace, and his love is renewed again (Psalm 90:14). Ok, that's the end of my book for the's late and I ramble when tired. :)

Lauren Limón said...

I'm up for a mix of good & bad. Or we can all just chime in for a chorus of "We got da funk"