Have you ever had one of those weeks where NOTHING seems to go right? We here at the Uebel household experienced one of those this past week. The ickiness of the week came in all sorts of varieties: one of our cars broke down en route to a friend's birthday party and had to get towed, we totally burned the mess out of this new recipe we were trying for dinner one night, I felt miserable 3 out of the 5 weekdays, and those were just a few. It just felt like every day something else went wrong. At one point during the week I thought "Wouldn't it be great if we could just hit a pause button on life and call for a redo?" but then I later realized I'd much rather just forget the week ever happened.
I don't write all that to invoke your sympathy for me, it's more like I want to share what God's been teaching me through it all. God tells us over and over again through his Word that there are many different seasons in life and times will not always be happy and filled with cotton candy and rainbows. It is during those times that we have to depend on Him most and we better hope that some sort of trust relationship already exists with Him, otherwise it's going to be real difficult to push through. The past few weeks at church we've been discussing the book of Hosea and just how great God's love for us really is. When we reject Him and choose not to follow His ways (which I have done many times this week through my outrage at not getting my own way) he still extends grace to us. Even as I sit here now I am humbled by how much He loves me!
Below is a picture of me at 18 weeks pregnant. It's pretty hard to believe I'm almost halfway there, especially since it's still hard to believe I'm even pregnant at times! Well here's to a better week!