And it's Only February...

2.21.2012

Here it is, the 21st day of February, and this is the 4th post I've written for the month.

Can you say absent and boring?

I hate when I go through these spells. For the most part they occur because I'm lacking the wit or the energy. But this time is a little different. Here we are, the 2nd month of the year, and I can say with some conviction, this year is so far not my favorite.

At the beginning of this month I mentioned about the roller coaster I felt my life had been on for a few weeks. I thought that it was over, and it had taken a short break, but now it's back. Andrew's sweet grandmother was admitted to the hospital last week for double pneumonia and has now developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. There is a lot that goes along with this, and I couldn't explain it succinctly even if I wanted to. It's scary stuff though and because of that, Andrew and I have decided not to go down to Orlando this weekend.

This decision was not an easy one at all. I have worked really hard for this 1/2 marathon and we were really looking forward to being in Disney World together.

But sometimes, life happens when you're trying to live.

This is one of those times.

The first two months of 2012 have been trying and emotional for us and our families. We are blessed beyond belief, but these trials have stretched us and our faith. I know that God teaches lessons that aren't always the easiest to learn. I believe that regardless of what happens, that His mercy, grace and love win.

And in a roundabout way, I guess this is the reason behind my lack of posts. I truly wish it was because I was boring or lazy, but I think my brain is just trying to handle what it has to. I just do not have much to say right now...

I will ask for those reading this to keep Andrew's grandma, grandpa and his entire family in your prayers.

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
   he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
   I will call on him as long as I live. 
Psalm 116:1-2
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Beth Hoffman said...

Sending special prayers for Andrew's grandma and everyone in your family. Much love to you, Maggie. xxx

Megan said...

Praying for y'all! You are so right, life gets in the way sometimes when you're trying to live. That is so perfectly said.

short stack said...

love you and hope she is okay. miss you and when things calm down, i hope you guys can come to charleston to visit and take a break!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Hang in there, girl. This too shall pass. I completely understand what you mean by God teaching us things that aren't easy. My infertility struggle has definitely strengthend my faith. Keeping her in my prayers and looking forward to your posts when you are feeling ready to write again.

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Praying for you guys. I can hear the weariness in your post and I'm so sorry you all are experiencing this.

I'm sure a "blog renewal" is in your future but it's okay if you're taking it easy these days. :)

 
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