I’ll just give you all a minute to sit down and catch your breath after reading this breaking news!!  I’m sure you’re all caught off guard by this.  I’m sorry to be the one to break this upsetting news but you need to know!  You might be wondering how I came to this conclusion…or maybe you’re thinking “Wow! She’s really slow!!”

This morning, Naomi and Rodney’s oldest called me and told me that she had just passed her test to receive her license!  I can’t believe that this precious young lady is old enough to be driving all by herself.  Lord, have mercy!!  It just seems like yesterday that I was hearing the good news about her birth!  Naomi called me from the hospital to tell me all about Miss Farrar and what a beauty she was…and she’s still a beauty.

After I hung up with the newly licensed driver, I started to cry!  Naomi should be here to celebrate with her oldest!  Miss Farrar should be jumping up and down with her mom, squealing about her accomplishment!  And then, the breaking news hit!!  LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!  Life is painful!!  Life is harsh!!  Life is difficult!!  So then, the “Pity Party” hats came out and I threw a great big old Pity Party!  Oh, and when I throw a pity party, Martha Stewart would be in awe of it!!  I don’t hold back!  🙂

I managed to drag Kaitlyn into my Pity Party (it’s sad to say that she just doesn’t have the stamina that I do at these parties!)  😦   She quickly went onto other subjects!  So I attended my party all by myself!  

It’s not fair that my husband is going to lose his eyesight!  He loves to take pictures and in years to come, he won’t be able to see them!

It’s not fair that my brother-in-law is raising 5 kids without their mother.

It’s not fair that my mother is mourning the loss of a child.

It’s not fair that the communities of Dixfield and Jay are mourning two tragic deaths.

It’s not fair that there is no cure for Cancer yet! 

And you know what else isn’t fair!?!  That one day, because of nothing that I have done, I will be standing in Heaven, declared forgiven and welcomed into an eternity with my Heavenly Father!!  Yeah, that’s not fair but it’s called Mercy and Grace! 

My pity party came to a screeching halt when that thought came into this little pea brain!  (I hate when I’m on a roll and the Holy Spirit kinda whispers into my ear….”Ummm, excuse me…I’ve got something you might want to hear.” )  Why am I surprised when I experience heartache, sorrow, etc?  I’ve been told in the Bible that I WILL have trouble; not “maybe” or “perhaps” but I WILL have trouble.  But I know that ONE who has overcome the world!  🙂

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Gotta run; this confetti from my pity party won’t vacuum itself up!