What is Saving your life?

Weekly I listen to a podcast I enjoy tremendously.

At the end of the podcast, Jen Hatmaker always asks the person she is interviewing a question.

“What is saving your life?”

So many different answers from so many different people.

I can’t lie.

It’s been a rough couple of weeks.

So many people in my life suffer or are hurting.

Dad was in the hospital again and some decisions for his care were made.

A friends marriage is falling apart

Difficult Dr. reports have been received. Cancer has touched 2 more families just this week.

The world we live in is difficult. It’s a scary place sometimes. We listen to the news and almost daily there is tragedy.

The podcast aired and the question was asked “what is saving your life?”

My day had began as most days do.

I saw Steve off to work and he was traveling so we said goodbye until the next day.

I grabbed a cup of coffee and spoke a few words to the others in our home. Justin said to me as he was leaving “you look like you have something on your mind.” I responded “I’m just planning my day.” I was really lost in my thoughts and didn’t want to cry.

I had a list of things I wanted to do that day and it was long so I needed to get started.

I needed to move bricks from the front yard to the back yard. I grabbed the wheelbarrow and got busy.

I received a text from a friend asking how I was. I responded back with a picture above and said that manual labor is good for the soul and that I was good. All true. Manual labor has been saving my life.

Busy hands

Busy body

Sweat a little

It feels good.

I celebrated my birthday this past week. 53 ya’ll. How did I get to 53? It’s just crazy. It was such a fun day and I was blessed with time.

Time to sit and have breakfast with some of my best girlfriends.

Time to spend the afternoon with my guy.

Time to sit around a beautiful campfire with our besties and cook hotdogs and make s’mores.

What does this year bring?

This year will bring peace and contentment.

It will bring boundaries

It will bring hellos and goodbyes. #every45days

It will bring joy and I’m sure some sorrow

It will be filled with love. I have no doubt about that one.

Be blessed my friends.

What is saving your life right now?

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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