Yay October!I am truly glad that September is officially in the record books. With the exception of our awesome trip to Gettysburg, I think I could have just done without it! It would have been just fine. I suppose life is like this all of the time--when it rains, it pours, so to speak, and it can apply to good or bad situations in life. At least, that's how it's been for us! But for everything that happens, there is a reason, even when we don't see it for ourselves, or at the time it happens. Life is going to be full of Septembers, but what matters is how we handle them, together as a family!
There are many times when I find myself wondering why things happen, but when all is said and done, it really doesn't matter why, does it? I think that it's more important to handle whatever situation I find myself in with the grace and compassion that the Lord expects of me. When and if I do so, I become stronger in my faith! 1 Peter 1:7-9 is a great passage for this: "7These (trials) have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."