When it Rains, It Pours

by Lauren on January 27, 2017

It’s been raining here for the past few days and much like the weather outside, the clouds also seem to be following us around in life.

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Truth be told, life has been sort of a crap chute lately.  Between being in the hospital for weeks, to having to watch our baby live his first few weeks of life in the NICU, to recovering from major emergency surgery, to all coming down with bad colds….it has honestly been one thing after the other.

Just when we all were starting to get back to normal, we all came down with bad colds last week.  Fortunately, John and I had it the worst, Grayson’s only lasted a few days, and Isaiah just got a little runny nose.  But after ten days of mine getting progressively worse, it turned into a full blown severe bacterial sinus infection on top of an inner ear infection! I finally broke down last night and went to the doctor.  I’m guessing my immune system has just been shot with everything going on lately.

Oh and one more thing….

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Yep, that happened to me the other day.  Thankfully, I was by myself so no babies were in the car, and everyone was OK. The accident was 100% the other driver’s fault so we don’t owe a dime, but it was just such an ordeal.

So now that I have all of that off my chest, I’m ready to let out a big exhale and move on!

Aside from the big mess, I remind myself daily how beautiful life is right now.  I am beyond blessed by my boys and thank God everyday for giving me this life, even with all of the bumps in the journey.

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I’m not posting all of this to cast my dark clouds on you all, rather to show that life isn’t always green grass and butterflies…it gets hard…like really hard.

But despite it, John and I are so much stronger than we ever were.  I’ve grown in so many ways through all of my experiences and God keeps giving me so many incredible opportunities to learn and become better in who I am.

I have so many things to be thankful for and I am choosing to focus on them rather than any and everything that isn’t so great right now.  Because I know with a lot of prayer, we absolutely will come out of it all better than we ever were.

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Be blessed everyone!

3 thoughts on “When it Rains, It Pours”

  1. Trisha says:

    I can totally relate! We’ve been in a funk over here too, so I’m constantly reminding myself how lucky I am to have my two healthy boys, supportive husband and family, food in our bellies, a roof over our heads. The simple things, really, but the most important as well. Hope you’re all feeling better soon!

  2. Sarah says:

    The term is ‘crap shoot’ meaning the outcome is uncertain. ..not crap chute.

    1. Lauren says:

      Thanks for your edit. I’ve seen it both ways.

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