You know the old proverb: "If life hands you lemons...make lemonade!"
Well...we have been having our share of lemons around here!
Truck out of commission
Vehicle that DOES run has "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light on continuously
Washing machine: busted
VERY ill step-father
2 extra people living here
Husband w/o work for 3 LONG months
You might ask: "WHERE is the lemonade in all this?"
The van is still running, in spite of the light
Good friends lent us a nearly new washing machine till "whenever"
Kids have learned the fine art of washing and drying dishes
With husband out of work, much needed attention has been able to be given by him to step-dad, things which Cyn would DEFINITELY not have the stomach or the strength for
One of the "extras" living here is my sis-in-law, who has been able to contribute by buying the groceries every week
The other "extra" is a friend of my son's who is in desperate need of ministry, and we are able to provide that
And again, with farmboy out of work, he has been able to devote much-needed attention to my step-dad, and with materials already on hand, finish the downstairs bathroom
"In EVERYTHING give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thess. 5:18
This does NOT mean I am to be thankful FOR all the adversities that have come,
in SPITE of the adversities!
And when I do that....I AM MAKING LEMONADE!