You know the day I'm speaking of, days where no matter what you say - you're wrong, stupid or making excuses
A day when your normally brilliant idea-factory brain says "ENOUGH" and goes numb
Day Six of my husband's 8 day trip and I am tired of doing everything, yet - kids gotta eat, piano lessons, homework, baths - yeah, life goes on.
A day when you get a call piling on to the already very expensive car repair - "what's another $120 when you're spending $3200 on the repair?"
A few minutes ago I just wanted to crawl into bed and go to sleep and act like today did not happen. Scrap it. Let's start over.
That's when I remembered something my Dad used to say to me often in college as I faced challenge after challenge with my car, paying the tuition bill or trying to cram too many classes in a semester so I could graduate on time and on budget.
He'd always say, "Denise - this will build your character, honey. Don't fight it." That used to make me soooooo mad. There was a time period when I'd say I had character oozing from all parts due to my "opportunities" in life.
Tonight - another theory comes to mind. It occurred to me the other day that some of us are challenged with ultra complex situations repeatedly in life because it's in our best interests or will build muscles we need to use in other areas of our lives. In that regard - I see it as character shaping vs. building as it constantly evolves over time with the specific needs we have as people.
Of course, I have "light duty" seasons in life but I must say I've had many more challenging seasons than "light duty" ones.
This seems like a challenging season that I can see will give way to something marvelous.
It's all in how I choose to face it.