Monday, September 21, 2009

Victory

You and I have prayed for the last 300 days for what arrived in the mail today. Ladies and Gentlemen - CHILD SUPPORT!!!

Ecclesiastes 4:3 says there is a time to mourn, a time to laugh and a time to dance. Care to join me in a happy dance?

I don't know if words can convey my relief. I bought my daughter socks tonight. Put gas in the car. Let my children celebrate with sundaes - and I didn't pay in change.

The test is not over, it will take time to plan and save for a place of our own, but I can see it now. As down to the ground grateful as I am to my Dad and Stepmom for taking us in, I'm anxious to try live again on my own. But had it happened sooner, could I have stood up under it? Would I have rushed it and failed? I'm still learning.

Nearly everything we own has been in storage since December. My 3 children and I have shared 1 room for 9 months. And while painful at times, it has blessed me.

...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)

Yes, I miss my stuff. But I'm living without it. He who has the most toys does not in fact win. Yes, I long for 5 minutes of quiet in my own room... but I will ache to hear my babies sleep around me again. Yes there has been unrest in the village, but I love my family like crazy. My children and I have bonds of super glue and a solid foundation beneath us. Everything's gonna be alright.

I am so grateful for your prayers; they are never wasted on my children.

I Praise You Jesus,
Carolynn

7 comments:

forever folding laundry said...

WOO HOO! Happy dancing over here! Such great news. The sundaes were well-deserved. :)

xo,
Keri

Kieliszeks said...

I am also doing a happy dance with you. Continued prayers

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Hooray. Sometimes justice works like it should, and obviously mercy does too. I hope you had a sundae too.

Dawn said...

Joining in the happy dance! I'm celebrating with you!!!

Annette said...

Praise the Lord!!! He always sees us through when we think we won't make it.

Forgotten Katalyst said...

WaaaaaaaHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :)

Sara said...

Woot! I'd love to join in a happy dance!