Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Busy Bees!!!

This week has been one big blur....running here and there, from house to house. My in-laws have been away this week, requiring us to work two farms at once. Manual labor at its best!!! There are 15 chickens and four dogs to be tended to, a few acres, and two homesteads. Life has been full of chores, gardening, watering (at my in-laws, they have a well; therefore, they have not been affected by the drought), feeding critters, laundry, cooking, and bustling about.

I love the hustle and bustle of this, but I am looking forward to a wee little break. In the meantime, I have been clicking away at the keys, working on my next book. I keep hoping and praying that God will bless my writing and allow it to be means for furthering the financial security of my family.

I don't always understand (in fact, I hardly ever understand) how or why life works the way it does. Over these past few weeks, I have come to the realization that I have no control over my life. That the journey I am on may not be easy or paved, but I will get there. One step at a time, one breath at a time, one foot in front of the other.

Life continues to amaze me and scare the bejeezus out of me. This is not the life I expected, nor the one I planned on, but it's the one I got. And this girlie is going to do everything in her power to embrace this life, to love life to its fullest, to squeeze those lemons til there's nothing left.

And then I can sit back and sip that sweet, sweet lemonade.


Kelli said...

I love me some lemonade, too, Jaclyn! ;) We have to make the best of it, always. Sounds like you've been working really hard! Hope you get a break from all the labor and can spend a little time relaxing. Take care! :)

Laura said...

I want to come and help you on the farm!

Ah...CONTROL...I SO DON'T HAVE IT. Not with the path I am on, at least.

What we CAN control, I suppose, is how we react to the joys, sorrows, obstacles, and surprises that we are faced with. Daily. And if we can respond out of total faith, then I believe that is all the control we need. Throw it all down at the feet of Jesus, give Him the control, sit back, and trust.

So much easier said than done.

Thinking of you...hang in there...and someday soon let's get together for some lemonade...but I might have to add some vodka to it...:-)

McFarland-Higgins family said...

and that is what makes happy people happy :) Hugs