Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And Everlasting Joy Shall Be Upon Their Heads!

I'm getting really anxious about where God is going to send us next.  We are a military family - my husband is active duty Army.  For the last two years we have been situated nicely in Central Pa while he is in recruiting duty; we are close to family, we have a wonderful church family, we have made friends, we love our home and the area.  We are down to the year mark of having to leave and move to our next duty station.  Part of me -  a lot of me, even - is really excited about the new adventure.  I like moving, I like going to new areas and meeting new people; I bore easily.  However, another large part of me is scared and anxious and worried.  Where will we end up?  Will we find a house we can be comfortable in? Will we be far from family? Will the kids adjust? Will we find a good church that we can be a part of? Will I be lonely for long before making new friends? Will Daniel deploy???  That last one really scares me.  We've been so fortunate to avoid a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan; the unknown is very scary.
I was mulling over all of this this morning when I began my Bible study.  Daniel had called and excitedly talked about a few of our options, and it got the worry ball rolling.  God is faithful, and reminded me of this: regardless of what the future holds, there will be joy.  Will their be sadness too?  Yes, most likely.  But there will be JOY.  I can either choose to dwell on the worry and fear or I can choose the joy.  Today I choose joy.  Will ya'll remind me of that about a year from now?  I may not be feeling so brave then...
I'm doing well keeping on top of my chores this week, even with my cousin Samantha and her boyfriend Tommy visiting.  The diet thing...oh boy.  Once upon a time Samantha (who I fondly call Sosa) and I lost a lot of weight together.  I had just had my son, Julian, and my husband was in Korea.  Sosa and I exercised daily, ate healthy, and had a friendly little competition, at the end of which we were both slimmed down to our little size 5's.  Although we can do a lot of good together, we can also cause one another a lot of harm!!  Last night, between us, we consumed spicy chicken wings, peanut m&ms, snickers bars, reese's icecream, circus peanuts, and cheese doodles....all after our dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.  She leaves tomorrow; I'm not sure my waist line can survive until then!  I'm about to fix us a healthy lunch of chicken salad on bagel thins with weight watchers cheddar cheese.  One step at a time, eh?


  1. I love to read what you write! The snickers sound yummy!

  2. I am really hungry for chicken salad w/ ww provolone on a bagel thin now! Sorry you didn't get to have yours. Thanks for taking me to the hospital yesterday. You are such a good friend!

  3. It Lol. I'm glad I could help. I think I'm going to have that sandwich today. :)