Thursday, November 29, 2007

Timing Is Everything

I felt to write two posts today, so bare with me. I am a believer that my blog is just for this sort of occasion...lol

Rusty and Mary are moving down here this weekend. I have a flood of emotions that run over me when I think about it. So much so that I knew if I didn't take this opportunity to type it out that it would be forever forgotten, never to be reread, and thankful for later. Life has a way of doing that.

It's been hard, here of late. The family has been sick this fall, which isn't abnormal, but I am used to having an amazing bunch of sisters and friends to support me. I have really missed that. I still know that I am loved, they are just, all, long distance now. However, you have to turn inwards and keep yourself humble with the Lord through spiritual droughts, and I have been really trying.
(I just reread this paragraph and felt I must clarify that I have felt loved and appreciated from Sis. Marisela and Sis. Tisha here, but I am sure that they will agree it has been lonely and a different battle than when you are living in a large assembly.)

Emotions sweep over me as I pause to write the next few lines. I want to say how grateful I am that the Lord is sending Bro. Rusty and Sis. Mary when he is. The need is so great here, not just for our assembly, but in my heart. I went through a phase where I was so busy with all the visiting company that I could hardly breathe, but since winter has began to set in we have been more on our own (which is to be expected.) I am a pretty independent girl, most of my friends will tell you that, but I don't care who you are there is a natural, inborn, need for support and friendship.

I have never doubted that this is the Lord's plan for us, and I know that through difficult and challenging times that we grow. Growing pains aren't fun. As I watch my sons endure pains that seem to come out of no where in their legs and body I realize it is a necessity, and I assure them that those growing pains are good for them. They don't always agree, and have found them annoying, but they love the end results. Well that is where I am right now.

I want to be strong. I want to be faithful. I want to be an encouragement. I want to be patient. Nevertheless, the Lord knows who I am and who He is dealing with. He is sending help. He is showing me that my faith, strength, and patience is paying off. He is sending Rusty and Mary.

When I think about them living down the road from me my heart melts. When I think of hopping in my suburban and visiting with her I become a little bit humbled. I will appreciate her more than words can say. I am not that strong. I have cried and prayed and begged God for help, and He is sending them just when I needed them most.

13 comments:

Marisela said...

I am so thankful that everything worked out like it did for them, and they will soon be a part of our little assembely here. It is true, it has been lonely here at times. How nice it will be to have her living so close again.

meNmykids said...

I've only lived in a small assembly once, but there have been times when even in a larger assembly life has secluded me from the normal give and take of the sisters. I agree, it is such a strength to us. My sister Laurie is coming over to visit today and I just can't wait to get her sat down and start giving and taking. So glad that you will have Mary there, I'm sure she will be a wonderful assett to the assembly. Sometimes there are so many growing pains you start to worry if that is all that it is :), then God sends Mary. Or Laurie.

Kim said...

My eyes filled with tears as I read your blog. I recently wrote about the same things except my friend wont be moving close to me. We will continue to be 8 hours apart. That is what saddens me. I know she is just a phone call away, just as Mary was but it isnt the same. When we do get to be together there is NO sleep. We try to cram everything into a very limited time. I know God has us in our respective assemblies for a reason and it will stay that way. I am just thankful you are feeling the same thanksgiving for your friend that I have for mine. God knows what we need and when we need it. Glad he heard your prayers.

Lori said...

Your prayers have been heard!! I can't wait for them to get settled in and you girls having fun together again!

Katie & the boys said...

I am so happy for you that God is blessing you in this way. Not everyone is aware of the seasons that God takes us through--it's a real gift from God to have spiritual eyes like you do. Lonely seasons are difficult and God has allowed me to go through many, it is heartwrenching at times. But, necessary like you said. It makes us so compassionate towards others in need too. We'd never know how to minister to others quite as sweetly otherwise.

Jules said...

I have always lived around a lot of brethern, which I love. I don't know what it would be like to live around very few. But it sounds like God is working on that assembly, slowly but surely. You're getting Rusty and Mary, Lee and CHERRIE (I'm mad about losing them ;) Ryan always talks about moving back there,so maybe in time???? Who knows.

~Java Mama~ said...

Trina, I am praising God for His provision in your life. He is good. How amazing it is going to be to have such a wonderful friend just right down the road, I yearn for that as well. :0)

JOYfully in Him,
Kelli

Tish said...

I know how you've been feeling. I'm also glad that Rusty and Mary are coming. It will be so nice to have another family here. Also I will enjoy living close to them and getting to know them better.

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Chantel said...

I am so glad to see that assembly growing! I know you will enjoy Mary. I am looking forward to seeing more of them now that they will be closer!

Mrs.Martin said...

I am so happy Mary will be living near by. I have some dear friends here already and going to coffee or shopping, or discussing local stuff, is important. God is so good to give us what we need. So then there will be Mary, Tisha and Marisela too. Ya!

I admire you and Dennis for going to an almost empty place, to start anew. Love you Both.

Beth said...

Hey Trina,
The name blinkies look great.

Steff said...

I just heard tonight on Men In Trees (I know...so profound!) that you often don't realize you have a virtue until it has been tested. I know I have no patience and believe me God is constantly testing me.

I'm glad that you've found the small moments to stop and see just how God is working in your life!

Now...how about a belly update?!