Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Catch up

It's been a while since I've stopped to say "Hello!". Life has been busy and a bit stressful and sitting down to try and organize my thoughts always seems like such a daunting task. It would probably be good for me to do just that, since I tend to bounce from here to there with no direction at times.

Anyhoo! Here's what's new at the zoo. When I say zoo, I mean just that. We have some new additions to the Lewis zoo.
 Here's Pippin a yellow sided green cheek conure.

And Lucy. A Quaker.

These two are added to my current "flock" that would be two cockatiels Buddy and Tully.
And last but not least...these two.

This last week has been pretty hectic. Lucy had finished weaning last Saturday and was able to come home. It's been a slow process for her adjusting with all the action around here. She had been living in a little cubby for the last few months. She adjusting nicely though!
My son picked up a bug at school (yay. for back to school viruses!) and has been home sick over the weekend and missed school Monday and today.
My mother is in ICU at the hospital with C-Diff infection that she's been fighting for months. It was a horrific and a hellish event/experience that landed her there (I was there and involved) and I'm frustrated and angry with my Father. 
My dog has been ill. 
And this morning, I did this.

Sliced the side tip of my finger off and I'm quite sure I saw bone. Ow.

These circumstances, whether good or bad, have been great opportunities to practice patience, mindfulness and peace. Letting the negative flow out and the positive pour in. I like to look at the positive as being God's love pouring into me and building my faith, despite seemingly impossible circumstances in one current situation. It brings me patience as it seems to slow down time when things seem out of control so I can take a step back, breathe deep and rest in His Presence.  Let His peace be in the front of my mind always.

Philippians 4:7 

 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


1 comment:

  1. Meredith, you have been busy. New little ones around the house of any kind keeps one on their toes. And of course, children always get sick when school resumes, no matter how many times they wash their hands. I worked in a nursing home for 2 years C-Diff is the wort and hangs on forever.
    I would have passed out cutting off the tip of my finger. You are one brave lady!
    A nice bible verse to remind us to have patience when life start spiraling too fast.

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