Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sometimes we have days that are super important for us. Today was one of those days. It has been rough for Joe and I recently with work and car troubles, and I just needed a day to think spiritually. We are both working in inner-city schools. The students are rough, with little respect and desire to learn. I am being challenged everyday and it has been tough to teach them, most of the time I am just trying to control them. Joe is at his ropes end with teaching too. Plus, we have had car troubles...First it started with an accident when someone hit our old truck two days after moving to Charlotte. Thankfully we received money to fix the repairs, and Joe was able to do most of the repairs himself. We thought we had made a little money from it, but then someone decided to shatter the sun roof to our brand new Element. We had to have that repaired this week. Honestly, it just seems like we are full of bad luck lately.

So today I went to a church activity for the sisters and it was exactly what I needed. I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Times are hard right now, but I have hope that things will be better. Life experiences teach us things. Someone reminded me that they look back on their hardest times and find that even when it was a struggle they realized there was so much happiness too. And when it gets hard that is when we need to lean on our Savior the most. What a blessing to know this in my life. So we will get through the rough times, we just have to endure!

4 comments:

The Case Family said...

I know how you feel.. and I always have to remind myself that it is in his hands. I can't control the hard times and unfortunately we have to endure them. But he knows us individually and we just have to have faith that it is all happening for a reason. So put it in his hands, that's all you can do. I love you girl and if you ever need to chat, I am here for you.

Love ya, Melissa

Dav said...

I hope things start to get better for you guys. Life is tough, but I know you're lookin at the good side of thing. :)

Drae said...

Hang in there "Sister Boehl". You're a rock and have been as long as I've known you. Way to go for taking an inner city job. A lot of teachers wouldn't do that. You're right, the Lord is the only real place to get true peace and comfort. It'll come.

Taylor's said...

We know how you feel - but I LOVE your last paragraph - I needed to read that today - thanks for the reminder and advice.