Friday, December 17, 2010

Thankfully ...

I have a quiet moment now that the kids are in bed. The brotherly sock war has ceased; the dog has quit chasing the cat and we got her out of the Christmas tree; and my first coat of black paint is drying on a rock being transformed into a lump of coal for an especially obnoxious someone.

This will be my last blog post of 2010. For us it has been a whirlwind year. I wrote earlier that I had started a new job in quality control at a local factory. That was the most overwhelming change, as far as exhaustion and culture shock. I thought I would add to my vocabulary but a lot of my co-workers use one or two words like multi-purpose tools: as a verb, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection, etc. I kind of have to laugh. Mostly nice people with some rough edges.

Exhaustion took a toll on my writing. Many nights I would open the file of my WIP and write just a few sentences, just enough to see that it was updated that day, and a few more words added.

However, I am grateful to God for a job; good health; healthy family; a good year on the farm but most of all for watching over us. He watches over our physical health but also over His plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11).

The Lord has a plan for my growth; my family's development; the farm; our jobs; and my writing. I want to keep plugging away at it and trusting Him to see the big picture and get me there from here.


  1. I LOVED reading this memoir-blog! What a delightful writer you are! Christmas joys and contentment blessings. . . :-)

  2. I'll snuggle up with a cup of tea and whisper a blessing for you this Christmas and next year my friend. Sometimes it's hard being in the waiting room, but you have the right attitude and I sorely needed some of that today. Thanks for sharing it. You have a big heart as well as a writing talent.

  3. Thanks, you guys. I really appreciate your thoughts!