So I’m headed for the big D and don’t mean Dallas. Cheesy, I know. I heard that song a few weeks back and it made my stomach hurt. I suppose I’m coping with it alright. I keep hearing Stacy point out that I filed for the thing. Course, I’m equally quick to point out that he walked out, and moved in with his now girlfriend. He was “sleeping on her couch” before I filed for divorce. I suppose that’s the way it goes right? It’s a horrible case of blame-shifting. Careful, I’ll tell on you at group if you don’t stop blame shifting…that used to be such a funny joke. Now, I just shake my head and sigh. I’m a bit wound up tonight, court is in the morning. I’m sitting here writing this, and I’m so tense and stressed that I think I could stay up all night. I want to start cleaning and crocheting and continue writing. I think I’m going to go to http://www.pandora.com/ and turn on my “David Crowder Station” and try to mellow out a little.
Okay, music on. The video I embedded was pointed out by a friend and fellow blogger. Excellent song and video. I’m trying to remember tonight that Christ takes me as I am. I’m thankful for the forgiveness extended to me, and I’m praying for God to reveal what exactly forgiveness looks like toward Stacy, from me, right now. Stacy told me Friday to just go, and not delay it. I was asking him to kick out his girlfriend and work on things with me, and he didn’t want to kick her out. So, I was left wondering what’s so wrong with me. I finally quit letting the question eat at me as of today. I’m a sinner, saved by grace, and that grace is enough. God is in control, and Jesus is enough. Period. That will be my simple truth, everytime I feel weak.
On a completely off track side note, Asher was so funny tonight! He was talking to Isaiah and he said “I love you Isa…I mean SUPERMAN!” and he grinned, a big, goofy, Asher grin, and said to Isaiah, “You are awesome.” I swear, you can’t buy entertainment, or LOVE like that. The boys rubbed each others back tonight in the bath, and both said “I hope you feel better.” Aww! I love the moments when they reach out to each other and are simply thoughtful and loving.
Asher did significantly better listening to me today! We’ve been reading a devotional at bedtime, and praying. Plus, I have really been working on not just yelling and flying off the handle. I just remind myself to take a deep breath and be intentional, and when I calm down, the boys respond better.
I found Chase a great home. Or rather, a great home for Chase found me. She has a pink collar, a new bed, is inside, and has two kids to play with! I think she’s found a beautiful family to be a part of and while I will miss her, I know that it was best. I’m also feeling a bit more compassionate toward Oliver. Hopefully we can get a schedule worked out and he will get used to going potty while on the leash.
Well, I’m going to take him out for a while, then I’m going to sleep as best I can – tomorrow is going to be a long day. Goodnight friends!