Friday, June 13, 2008

Enough Already...

I've been muttering Enough Already to my Jesus, all week long. But life around me reminds me that He alone decides what enough is. My understanding is small. My heart is hurting for my tiny-town and surrounding communities...so much so, that at times it feels debilitating. I find myself fighting against what is...and longing for what was. My emotions are literally all over the place. One minute I'm laughing, the next I'm sobbing, then I'm encouraged and ready accept the changes, and the next I'm grieving over what was, longing to just turn back time...I know that's part of the whole process...but it is exhausting!


I had big plans for this summer. I spent the long, freezing winter planning and dreaming of summer. The summer I dreamed of did not look like this...life changing forever was not in the plans. The thing that is bringing me the most peace right now, is worship music. It brings perspective back.

We're back at home now...we have electricity and the air conditioning works (YAY) but no gas...so no stove and no water heater = no hot water...but we can deal...I am so grateful to have a home to live in...many, many around me do not.


So...that's the update. Now, I should get on to the really, truly important stuff ;)



Here I mentioned the hair. Turns out, I threw caution to the wind and told her to chop it so it would be curly this summer. My stylist assures me that my the time fall comes around, I'll be able use my beloved hair straightener again. It has given me a bit of an identity crisis, knowing that I can't straighten it...it has to be curly for the next 3 months...I am embracing the curl...sort of.



My basement. Do not feel bad for me...I may have been a little giddy carrying all that junk out to the curb.


Ok, just one more...



Oh, but wait! In the midst of the flood...look what has poked its little head through....

No...the weed is from before...look at that little stemmy thingy...its the elephant's ear! Ben wanted to know if I wanted him to pull the weed before I took the picture...I told him definitely NOT, that my dear bloggy friends needed it as a point of reference :)

12 comments:

  1. So glad to hear from you Sarah! I had been worried reading about more flooding and storms. Even though I don't know exactly where you are.

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  2. PS- I love the curly short hair ;o)

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  3. Oh my word...I can't believe how much Tiny Town and you all have been through in such a short time. It's just so unbelievable. If I lived closer I would for sure come over and help you guys out!

    And love the hair! Embrace the curl! :

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  4. I will praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands, for you are who you are no matter where I am. Every tear I've cried you hold in your hand, you've never left my side and though my heart is torn, I will praise you in this storm.
    I lift my eyes until the hills, where does my help come from, my help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth.
    Sarah, I love this song and my storms have not been rain and floods but this song has lifted me in storms of life and when I hear it now I think of you and pray for you!
    I love your hair -you are beautiful!
    Be blessed!
    Lorie

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  5. Whew! What a mess!

    At least your hair looks really good in the middle of it all. :)

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  6. Love the hair! And good luck with the mess. Hope you get hot water soon. Cold showers = Not fun.

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  7. The hair - Super Cute!
    The basement - UGH! I am so sorry!!!
    The plant poking through - WOHOO!
    I'm hoping you get hot water soon, friend.

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  8. Sarah, I have been thinking of you and praying for you and for your friends in "Tiny Town." But reading this post, and the one before, it is so refreshing to see you having fun with your children, having fun with your hair :-), and PRAISING GOD through these trials!

    And looky, looky...you do have a little stem poking through the dirt. I think it's just the start of good things to come for you guys!!

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  9. I really love your new do! :) Very cute. You are so pretty.

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  10. Ok, hair cute, basement, yikes! How slowly is it draining down? When do you get water etc?

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  11. EMBRACE THE CURLY HAIR!!!!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!!

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