There was so much that happened this summer and I haven’t written about nurthin! Not a got dang thing! For some reason I lost my motivation to share what was happening. Thankfully, as teachers, my Huz-band and I get to have a summer break. This year there wasn’t anything too exciting going on. We did go putt-putt golfing, which was actually fun despite feeling as if we were playing golf in a sauna. I got my nose pierced, which is something I have wanted to do for a while. It wasn’t planned, and the Huz-band did dare me so I had to do it.
I also got to watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with a live Orchestra which is ALWAYS something to look forward too. But those summer dreams that I had planned in my mind, didn’t happen. They all melted away in the hot Texas heat. Things happened, but not what I planned. For example, the Huz-band and I unexpectedly had to move. Thankfully we found a home in our neighborhood, so that worked out, but for three weeks this move allowed us to become closer as a family. What I mean is, we had to stay with family :-).
Thankfully it worked out, but it was umm, an experience. You know how in the Bible, Jesus promises his followers that he would never leave them nor forsake them? Well this felt like Jesus had let go of the wheel and was now trying to hitch-hike for another ride. We stayed with the Huz-band’s family. This isn’t a bad thing, but you know what it’s like to live with other adults. Especially those you weren’t raised with, soooo yeah. Nothing was wrong, it was just different. They can tend to do things that are unfamiliar. I am sometimes uncomfortable with change, and this was one of those times. I’m sure my husband would want to regrow his hair just so he can pull it out, if he lived with my family…so there, we’re even. We’d be bald-headed together actually.
We were able to get away for a little, little bit. That was nice. It was nowhere exotic or too exciting for some, but it was for me. I got to visit Home, to the greatest city in the state! We went shopping, visited my old stomping grounds, tried new restaurants, and was even able to visit a college buddy that recently moved back to the city.
Other things that happened this summer was my husband’s brother moved back to town from Florida with his wife and then school started. In trying to find the positive from this summer, we were able to stay 3 weeks somewhere for free and at least the stress of the “last minute in a hurry packing” happened during the summer and not during the school year. I just don’t know how that would have worked. Brother and his wife were actually supposed to move sooner, and if they had, things would have been more chaotic because they were supposed to stay with the family member we stayed with. So I guess Jesus didn’t let go of the wheel after all.
Although this summer DID NOT go as planned, we survived. We survived everything that life threw our way as we will continue to do. Even when it may not look like it, God still has a way of working things out. I don’t understand why the things happened that happened, but I learned that all things really do work together for good, to them that love God (Romans 8:28). Amen…God is Good!