Speed Bumps

It’s been a week full of speed bumps.

You know  – those little unexpected things that jolt your day and keep things from running smoothly.

It started with two nights of severe storms. I should say two sleepless nights since the weather radio was going off every 15 minutes all night long – both nights. It got so bad that even when the annoying beeping wasn’t going off – I could still hear it ringing in my ears.

It went on to include Driver’s Ed. for Pedro – including a revised driving schedule to work around.

Then there was the last minute 4H meeting to plan our clubs booth for the fair and a 4H photo shot for the special County Fair edition of our local newspaper with the kids holding their 4H projects – which they hadn’t even started yet!

Yes – that’s right – the county fair is only 2 weeks away – and we are really behind – as in – we never left the starting line!

It was slightly overwhelming.

Did I mention that the kids were sick, and that I ended up at the doctor’s office three times – each one an hour and half round trip?!

To top it all off – last night Buddy stepped on a pitchfork and put a tine clear through his foot.  <sigh>

As I got in the van this AM to take him into town for a tetanus shot  – the song “Blessings” by Laura Story came on the radio.

“We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise…”

It struck me once again that God’s blessing don’t always come in the form of sunny days and restful nights, in health and prosperity.

Sometimes God’s richest blessings come in the raindrops and tears of life.

Each day is a blessing from God – no matter what it holds.

8 thoughts on “Speed Bumps

  1. Just remember…the greatest/hardest trials in life are the ones the Lord allows in order to teach us, strengthen us and remind us of how incredibly faithful He is!

    You know that I love you…

    I am continuing to cover you…


  2. One of my favorite songs. It’s been in my heart a lot lately too as we get ready to try IVF again.

    I hope that your next week is filled with less disguised blessings and more sunny days.


  3. I hope you enjoyed your two quiet days (well really hours within the 2 days) of complete silence. I hope the train whistle next door did not disrupt your quiet time.

    I am making that yummy chocolate cake JUST FOR YOU for our potluck tomorrow. I’ll make sure to put extra chocolate syrup on it JUST FOR YOU.

    Thank you for adding one more member to your crew for the wknd. I know he had a blast at the concerts and I’m sure him and Buddy had lots to talk about with their foot injuries 🙂

    hugs ~ Cinnamon


  4. Haven’t been around much lately due to my own speed bumps and I can attest and confirm you that God’s richest love, comfort, and blessings often come in the hard things in life. It’s a wonderful thing to say, “This is a GOOD day.” I’ve had several good ones lately and I give thanks. I’m praying for rest and healing for all your bumps and your kids and your time and your energy. 🙂


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