I’m realizing my last post here was Saturday. And it’s Wednesday already…four days later. My life seems to be flying at warp speed these days. I’m doing my best to slow it down, when I can. And I’m trying to be thankful through it all.
So much has happened in our lives since Saturday. I’ll recap it quickly….
Ali had a varsity volleyball tournament at a local high school on Saturday. She didn’t play due to her hip/back issues. I find it difficult to see her sitting on the bench so much these days. She’s worked so hard these last six or so years, to now have an injury which has been keeping her from playing most of the season thus far, let alone her Senior season. (We finally found out her left pelvic bone is tilted forward and out, which has caused extreme muscle pain in her back and left hamstring. It affects everything she does.)
Ali made some poor choices Saturday night, and because of the choices she made, our lives have been turned upside-down. There’s not a day that has gone by since that I haven’t shed tears because of it. She is grounded from everything…her car, her phone, her computer, doing anything outside of school and volleyball. We are praying this is a turning point in her life, and that she turns to God to be her source and away from the friends she’s been hanging with.
Saturday night and Sunday I facilitated our Worship Services at Mission of Hope! Great services! The presence of the Lord was incredible!
Sunday we spent the evening with my brother Pat and his family at their home. It was a wonderful evening of laughs and fun–like we usually have when we are with them. I am so very thankful for having my family so close to me!
On Labor Day we were invited to Bill’s brother’s home–Mike and his wife Noel–for a cookout. Another great time spent with family.
Tuesday was back to the Mission at 8:30am. A full and busy day. My brother Marty blessed us by attending Ali’s volleyball game last night, and we were all disappointed that she couldn’t play again, due to her hip/back. It was wonderful to sit by Marty and spend time with him. I don’t get to do that too often with our schedules the way they are!
Today was another great day at the Mission. Ali had another physical therapy appointment this afternoon, which I took her to. I pray we are making some progress, and I continue to pray for healing.
And here I am…alone at home for two hours working to catch up on a few things…including my blog. It’s a beautiful day. I have much to be thankful for. We all do, if we take the time to look around us. I get to do that tonight for a short time. The warp speed will continue tomorrow, but through it, I can still be thankful. And I am.