Friday, October 9, 2009

A little overwhelmed...

It's been a long couple of weeks. And probably not for reasons you'd assume if you read my previous post. I've been so busy, I haven't had much time to really think about it...which probably isn't the best thing to do, but I have to keep on going with work and school and my other obligations. My fall semester is in full swing now -- for the first time I'm taking two classes. I'm not sure how people do it, but it is EXHAUSTING. And when I get exhausted, it's harder for me to keep things in perspective. I get upset easier. I get irritated easier. I think I seriously hid at least three people from my Facebook news feed because I was so irritated with their political rants or silly drama (silly according to me.)

So even though I missed my "Thankful Thursday" post, I still want to acknowledge how thankful I am for my husband. He's been so supportive of me and our family. He supports me and loves me despite my falling asleep on the couch within 30 minutes of getting home. He supports me and loves me despite my emotional breakdowns. He supports me and loves me despite my mistakes. He supports me and loves me despite my irritability. He listens. He comforts. He makes sure I know that we're going to get through this together. He's exactly what I want and need right now. I love him so much and am so thankful that he's the love of my life.

Update: Dave's mom gave Dave and I a book of reflections and prayers, When I was reading it last night, one of the first things I read was this verse, which was exactly what I needed to read. "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." ~Matthew 11:28


  1. Good thing we have the scrapping weekend coming can get some much needed rest!

  2. You poor thing - I hope you had a good weekend to make up for it!

  3. hi jenny! i am so glad we have "virtually connected"! just this post alone reminded me so much of me. the feelings that i have experienced, and still experience. i have "met" so many people in blog world that have struggled with loss and, as strange and sketchy as that sounds, 2 of those girls are now some of my closest friends. it's amazing how grief can draw you so close to others that are grieving. it's that level of understanding that no one else can comprehend unless they have gone through it. please please please reach out if you need to talk -- about anything. i am here. and i am confident that God gave you this life and this struggle because He has very very special plans for you! it's that understanding of our losses that helps me smile in my saddest moments. GREAT things are in store for those that trust Him!

    Romans 8:28 And we know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


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