I’m going back and forth about writing this post. Most likely, I’ll type it all out, proofread it a gazillion times, and let it sit in my drafts until I decide whether or not to publish it. But if you’re reading it, I suppose I published it.
A few months ago I was sitting with Geric in our living room and we were talking about how it felt like a lot of people around us were really getting put through the wringer. We knew people with illnesses, major financial problems, sick children, and other heart breaking tragedies. My exact words to him at that time were, “Doesn’t it just feel like we’re in this bubble and we’re so blessed?”
Well, the bubble burst.
I’m not going to give too much detail, and please don’t ask, but we’re getting to spend our own time in the wringer. And it sucks.
One thing I can share is that Geric lost his job at Water of Life. Once again, I’m not giving any details… if you know what’s going on it’s because I want you to know. If you don’t, then I know I can’t stop you from speculating or gossiping or whatever else people do when something big like this happens, but perhaps, instead, you could just pray for us. It happens. We’ll get through it.
Another thing I can share is that we are so blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people that truly, truly love us in ways that I didn’t even know. So many people inside and outside of Water of Life have rallied around us and held us close when we needed it the most. I feel like I have seen God’s face so clearly through this experience, so when it starts to feel too sad and too scary, the love that I feel from my Father consumes me and reassures me that we’re going to be okay. Yes, He’s stretching us. Yes, He’s growing us. But through this, we will become stronger.
Anyway, all this to say, I’m going to be taking a hiatus from this here blog. It just feels kinda weird to be going through so much and posting things like “Family Night” or my cute kids. (Even though they are so stinkin’ cute.) I’m not sure when I’ll be back. I guess when it feels right. I’m still going to check all your blogs and email to keep in touch so I’m not falling off the planet or anything, just stepping back for a minute.
Keep us in your prayers.