Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be the glory! Ephesians 3:20-21

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Learning to get back up...

It's been a rough month!  We are moved.  We didn't move to town and are still in the East Mountains but not in the trees.  God provided us a nice house with wonderful owners!  We are adjusting to this house and it's going pretty good.  So much has happened that has had me in a tailspin. 

Because we did not move to town our son decided to seriously look for a place to live in town.  He found a great deal and has moved into town.  He was at the new house maybe 3 nights!   So this is sad for me but I know it's for the best.  He is doing well and it's been a good experience  for him so far. 

The next thing that happened was not good.  I play piano/keyboard for our church 2x a month.  Our dear drummer, a blind young man, 22 years old, died suddenly.  He had seizures and the last one took his life.  We had played Sunday and that evening/next morning he died!   It was such a shock.  He and I had been playing together for 3 years and I loved him like a son.   We had his funeral the following Friday and the family asked our team to play at the funeral, which we did.   It was an honor but really hard.  
We had just finished moving into our new house the week before he died.  Right after the funeral I went to Colorado with two of my best friends.  My one friend has a cabin by the river and we took a 3 day trip up there.  On the way up I started getting a sore throat and by that night was SICK!!  I was so miserable the whole weekend!  The aspens were at the height of color!!  Gorgeous but I was barely able to enjoy it. :(
Here it is 2-3 weeks later and I am just starting to feel better -  physically and emotionally.  I ended up gaining 3 1/2 pounds during this time - which I'm surprised that that's all I gained.  I really don't even care because I felt like I was barely hanging on at times.   I basically just checked out for several weeks.

I need to find my focus again and get going.  Life has so many ups and downs and I realize that this past month is a bump in the road.  These kind of things are going to happen - hopefully not as bad as some of the things this time.    I'm learning....   the key is to not give up...  get back up and start again!!  So here I go!