What A Difference

by adustyframe ~ October 23rd, 2017

Several times over the past year, I’ve thought about how different our lives are now than what they used to be.

I don’t know if I can even list all the ways it’s different but one I notice often is when we take a road trip.

My siblings live at a distance from us–a short drive but longer than hopping in the car and going to the next town.

Many times over the years Lee was gone, that trip was daunting to me.

Often, we didn’t have a car that was reliable and had to borrow a car. If you think I love asking people to borrow their vehicle, you don’t know me. UGGGG. I hated needing to ask for so many things and a car is a big ask!

I also had zero energy. I described it once as feeling constantly as if I was coming down with the flu. That drug out exhausted “can’t keep my eyes open” everything hurts type of feeling.

Usually, I couldn’t drive the entire trip without stopping to close my eyes. It’s laughable really but at the time it was all I could do.

I remember once stopping at a wayside area and James bounced around the car waiting for me to get myself together enough to drive the rest of the way home.

I haven’t had to stop to rest my eyes for ages. Last night, I was on the way home from dropping James off to do some work with my brother in law. I was tired and it was dark and rainy. In the past, I don’t think I could have made it home under those condition.

Last night, Nathan fell asleep in the back and I turned on Christian radio and drove home. Just like a normal person! (lol!)

I’m thankful that things are different and that I can make a normal little road trip without being exhausted and overwhelmed.
Thank you, God!

Lizzie

2 Thoughts Shared to What A Difference

  1. Ame

    LOVE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Susanna

    Love love love reading this.

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