Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program....
Today's post from me was going to be about another of my favorite authors and what I had learned from her.
But just like TV shows, sometimes life interrupts our schedule with a big whack upside the head of reality.
On Friday of last week, my husband got laid off from work. He has six weeks before final termination to find a new job. I knew that his company was struggling, and that maybe it was time to start looking, but this came seemingly out of nowhere.
Needless to say, this weekend (and yesterday) has been a roller coaster of emotion. The Lord blessed us with the opportunity to go to the temple Saturday morning, where the Spirit was so strong, whispering peace and promises of a bright future. Sunday was also great, where I got to help out another sister from ward who broke her foot, so I subbed as Primary chorister for her. Service always brings the Spirit.
But Monday. Oh, Monday. It was the most depressing, overwhelming, bitter day. Oh yes, I wallowed. I moped. I complained. I got crabby with my kids. I indulged in food therapy, even though what I really wanted was retail therapy. And up until 8pm, I was misery personified.
The cloud began to lift as the kids went to bed, and Tuesday morning, I woke up fine. Happy. Excited for the future. Exited to write. Knowing that even though the road before us will be bumpy and filled with obstacles, the peace sent by the Lord is undeniable and will buoy us up during this time.
The reason I share this is that the road to publication is filled with obstacles, just like normal life. But if we know that this is the path we must tread, then we can do it with a light heart, knowing the Lord with support us in this course because we are following His direction.
So press on, dear sisters, press on! :o)