Monday, July 26, 2010

Failures Leading to Gratitude

I had a week of successes and failures. When I stop to look back at the week it was filled with many more successes than failures, but it seems the failures always seem to take over the mind.

It was a crazy week. My emotions were on overload as we finally were able to move into our new home on Wednesday. We had a lot of help and we unloaded quickly and efficiently. However, when everyone went home we all kind of melted down.

Beds were not put together. We were not sure where the bedding was even at. In my mind I had pictured this wonderful first night in our new home filled with a time to praise God and thank Him for all of our blessings.

That isn't exactly what happened and we all went to bed frustrated.

Last night was filled with more unpacking and a couple of hours in which my husband and I thought it best for us not to speak to each other because like I tell my girls, "If you don't have anything nice to say that don't say anything at all." So we didn't.

Luckily before bed we were able to relax a little, take a few deep breaths and we didn't go to bed angry.

I let myself get too busy and I didn't open my Bible until Sunday night. I turned to Psalm 62. I should have read this in the middle of my meltdowns.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

Thankfully I had some quiet time to reflect on all of the successes of the week and I am grateful for so many things.

holy experience

#26 Friends and Family that helped us move into our new home.

#27 My mom and sister who helped me put together my kitchen so I could cook again.

#28 Old chairs that need new life.

#29 A day away with my girls filled with shopping, friends and more shopping.

#30 Sunday morning service that restores me.

#31 Opening a box filled with books.

#32 Tucking my girls into their new rooms, saying our prayers and watching them fall asleep.

#33 A husband that has patience with me and knows when to walk away until later.

#34 Pioneer Woman Sheet Cake. YUMMY!

#35 Sunday suppers and my mom and dad's house. (and being able to ride bike home instead of getting in a car for a 200 mile drive).

What are you grateful for? I am joining the Gratitude Community counting 1000 reasons that I am grateful.


Layton Family Joy said...

I just laughed hard - I so know those moments of much needed silence. Most times for me to get over myself!

rejoicing you are "home" and getting settled!!!!!!!!


Misty said...

HA!! i just made pioneer sheet cake this weekend, too!!!

and boy, have i also been there done that with the much needed silence.... tho my heart grumbles much in those times. thankfully there is grace, from lover and Savior both!

Cherie said...

Amy, I am so sorry it was a rough week. I know you had high expectations after waiting so long to finally move in. I hope you can take a deep breath today and enjoy the process with your family.

Stacey said...

Welcome home! One box at at time it will get better!

Amy Sullivan said...

Bounced over from Holy Experience!

So I've never heard of Pioneer Sheet Cake, but after an all capital "YUMMY" I might have to google it!

Also, scrolled down and read "This is How We Roll"...oh, I need to pull my rollerblades out! Very fun.