I really haven’t known what to say this week. It’s been a real challenge to even meet my own needs given the immense amount of pressure we’ve been under. To begin, we’re fully moved out of our RV. Anthony pulled apart the ceiling panels and there’s rust, holes, and more damage than is legally allowed in order for a dealership to sell an RV. What’s worse is that we were denied help by our insurance company and the dealership is shirking all responsibility. We have been homeless for a week and a half. Needless to say, this has been extremely challenging for my children and I.
There’s not a lot I can say except to direct you towards the Beatitudes and Psalm 19. It’s been a tough week. When people make harsh assumptions about you, let it roll off your back as you kneel in prayer, giving it to God. When people speak ill of you and spread gossip, let it roll off your back as you kneel in prayer, giving it to God. When someone refuses to try to understand what you’re really saying and jumps to take offense, let it roll off your back as you kneel in prayer. Finally, when people in ignorance hurt your family, let it roll off your back as you kneel in prayer. That’s all you can do. God is good and He is faithful. Everything else is a stumbling block. Let it roll off your back as you kneel in prayer.
The brightest moment of this week came yesterday when I took the kids to see Santa Claus. It’s really the best part of my job as a Mother to delight my kids. I’m so grateful that Santa was such a willing participant in this photo op.
Christmas is for children. Give yourself permission to be like one again, even if only for a little while.