Another Friday. I'm kind of late getting this out. It's been a long day.
Life is so weird. People are weird. Situations that we get involved in are weird. I guess the first sentence encompassed all of that, but when people and situations are extra weird, they need their own sentences too.
What do you do when you have a situation that is so far out of your control that you don't know what to do? Fret? Worry? Cry? Pray? Maybe start over and do it again?
Is that what I'm supposed to do?
No clue. I just know I can't fix it. So, for me, I'll leave it in God's hands and know that He has things under control. That doesn't mean I won't cry a little more. Fret or worry even more so, but, for me, it means I know the one who is in control. He can fix it.
Will He fix it the way I want Him to? Maybe? Maybe not? I can't see the big picture at the moment so I can't answer that.
Well, I guess that's all of my philosophizing for the day.
This time next week, I’ll be in Provo, Utah for a writer’s conference. I’ve never been to this conference or Utah, so it’s pretty exciting for me. I’m told it’s absolutely beautiful there. I suspect it is with all the mountains and greenery.
I live in such a flat, dry place with not very many trees. It’s so unlike where I grew up in Charleston. Have you ever see the Angel Oak? As a kid, we’d have class field trips to see this massive oak. Limbs thirteen feet long and a trunk so big it was unbelievable. I always wondered what it would be like it if it could tell stories. Ya know? What kind of things has this old oak tree seen?
Something wonderful happened this week. I paid off my car. It’s wasn’t a huge amount, but man, the feeling was so, so great. That debt is gone! Have you ever done that? The entire day, I kept tapping my husband on the shoulder and saying, “We paid it off! Can you believe it?” Best feeling. The battle for debt freedom isn’t over, but I’m closer than I was. At times, I felt so discouraged, and I thought, it’ll never happen, but it did. So, if you’re like me, don’t give up. Keep trucking. It will happen.