Friday, October 30, 2009

Just Another Day


I have not blogged in a while again....I just don't know where the time goes. It is only going to get busier too...holidays and all. But I did want to pop in and just write a little something.

This morning is full of chaos. Last night we went to the Pregnancy Care Center Harvest Banquet...which by the way, the entertainment was Mike Williams... www.mikewilliamscomedy.com and he was soo funny, it was wonderful. So, the point though is that last night was busy with that, and this morning is crazy busy with trying to get packed and in the shower and on the road to head to Medford. Sometimes all this feels very crazy, but in truth, it IS just another day in the life of the Jackson Family. Some people have nice quiet lives, things are relatively calm for them, others have somewhat busy lives...they still get the calm, but they do have a lot they need to get done...then there are families like ours. It is literally like riding a big people ride at Disneyland...we'll call them roller coasters. You know when you get on a roller coaster...straight from the line...you step in, they buckle you down and then it takes off immediately at about a million miles an hour....ya, that's us. Sometimes I have questioned God on why He put ME....someone who craves the nice quiet life....into a family led by the Grand Pumba of roller coaster operators (see included picture). Sometimes I wonder if people in nice quiet lives look into our life and think....what a fun way to live...like I do to them. Truth be told, I wouldn't trade my life for anything in the world. I would like a rest sometimes....it's not all "peppermint patties and strawberry fields" as my husband would say...but I think I have been on this roller coaster so long now, that I would not know what to do with myself if I DID have the nice quiet life. God knows what we need, He knows what we can handle, He knows what is at the heart of our heart more than we do. Why do we envy other people? I am realizing with every passing day, that there is NOTHING to envy...they have what God has for them, I have what God has for me, I am so in love with Jesus that sometimes I feel as though my heart is going to burst right out of my chest....and I am fully aware of the fact that this statement does not even scratch the surface of the love HE has for me...we cannot even come close to knowing how well HE knows us, loves us, takes care of us, and gives us not only what we need, but what we want (in His will) and sometimes HE gives us the things we never realized we really wanted.

I am so blessed to have this wonderful life HE has given me, even with it's ups and downs....it really is like riding a roller coaster, and I choose to hang on for dear life with a great big smile!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!!

2 comments:

Julene said...

I like that..."They have what God has for them, and I what God has for me"
I love your new background!

Darla D. said...

Andresa,
You'll laugh at what my next blog will be about. Just the opposite life I have from yours! Wonderful part about your life is that you love it.