The good and the bad (a week in retrospect)

…Been one of those weeks…

You know, the kind that you won’t be sad to see gone, where you thank God for getting you through, and keep praying for His continued grace and power in the weekend ahead for you and your loved one. Nah, it wasn’t a horrible week, but I can’t think about too many things that I’ll miss. I won’t miss the quiet suppers sitting alone in front of hulu, trying to find something to watch that is decent, interesting and won’t make me cry (amazing how those three rarely run together). I won’t miss checking the door locks alone and then doublechecking them (yes, I am a little paranoid). I won’t miss staying up as late as possible to put off going to bed alone.

Funny how there is this strange ache from not being touched for a week.

(Okay, that’s all of my complaining…because I know, I am really blessed.)

This Week’s Blessings

(1) Got a wonderful, hardworking hubby who made it a point to communicate while he was gone. (Priceless!)

(2) Met with some wonderful ladies at the Ladies Salad Supper Monday night. I got to hang out with a delightful retired missionary lady to and from the church building, and it was awesome! Heard funny stories from her “on tour” days. Laughing together was good. πŸ™‚

(3) Got my psychology final studied for and taken. Can’t believe I’m done with that course now. It’s a good feeling. πŸ™‚

(4) I learned how to calm myself at night so I could sleep ok. Took me a couple nights, but I finally started to figure it out. lol

(5) Got to chat with my family and a good friend the other night. My day’s are running together, so I can’t remember which evening it was, but probably Tuesday. Chatting with them was pretty awesome though. πŸ™‚

(5) Was guessed as being in gradeschool. Should have seen the man’s jaw drop when I told him that I was married. In fact, his jaw dropped so far, I had to pick it up and hand it back to him. πŸ™‚ Made me laugh. πŸ™‚

(6) People from my church prayed for us Sunday evening and offered to help if I needed anything without us even asking. It was encouraging and comforting to me to know that if I needed it, someone was close by.

(7) Even though hubby was away, I could text him whenever I wanted and he was just a phonecall away and in the same time zone. πŸ™‚

And there are so many more blessings that I’ve begun to think about…now that I started listing them…Thank you, Father!

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5 responses to “The good and the bad (a week in retrospect)

  1. Melody

    Aww, you mentioned me! πŸ™‚

  2. friends are always a good venting process~!

  3. RubySlippers

    Awww, I feel for you! I think most of us women suffer from missing our husbands terribly when they are away, but I think that is only right in the end because it shows how much we really do love them! How long is he away this time(he may even be back by the time I write this)? I did want to comment on the funny happening with being taken for a grade schooler. Once when I was yard saling, and pushing Josh in a stroller in front of me, a man at his yardsale asked me if I was babysitting. I told him that I was as I did with my son every day. His mouth popped onto the floor as well and he told me that he thought that I was only 16. Of course, I won’t go into the possibilities of even 16-year-olds having babies, but I did want to tell him that, um…yeah I am married too. ; )

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ Yep, hubby’s back now, but he’ll be doing Annual Training (National Guard) at the end of this week, for two weeks. I’m hoping we’ll get to see each other some evenings, but with Army stuff, one never can tell. Being separated definitely helps one take less things for granted…. πŸ™‚

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