Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Attitude Adjustment

Oh friends do I need an attitude adjustment! This remodel {or lack of} is starting to get to me.  The kids bathroom is completely ripped apart so we are down to one bathroom, which is also partly torn apart.  
Just take a moment to feel my pain...



It hasn't been so bad and it looks like the insurance is being very fair and giving us everything we need to get things back to normal.  Tonight is when I started to lose it a little.  My hubby explained to me we may need to jump through some hoops with our bank to actually get the insurance money. Apparently people take advantage and use the money for all sorts of things so we have to get a contractor's estimate before we can even get any of the money. At that point they only give us part and we have to show what work is being done. That just sound exhausting! Then we went to Lowes to get some things ordered so we can be ready to get started and we literally got the worst customer service ever.  We tried the flooring department and the bath department and ended up leaving with nothing accomplished.  I finished up my day feeling very discouraged.

I decided to focus on the decorating, because who doesn't love that?  At least I could start to picture the possibilities{even if they were far off}.  So I sat at my desk and pulled out the print I bought as my inspiration for the kids bathroom.  My plan was to get online and see what else I could find to cheer me up. And then I actually looked at the print...


Thank you Lord! I am NOT having anything close to a happy heart. I have been walking around all evening with sour look on my face worrying about things that are completely out of my control. I was acting spoiled and ridiculous.  It only took this reminder to get my heart where it needed to be. Focused upward.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7




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10 comments:

hannah singer said...

stressful! hang in there!
keep choosing a happy heart, it'll make the time pass quickly too;)
xo

life chasers said...

so praying for you!!! grace, grace!

stephanie said...

wow. looking at that bathroom i could see how you may be a little less then happy! BUT thank God that his grace is sufficient! love Philippians 4:6 too. so good.

Meredith said...

One of my favorite memory verses; and you do have a Happy Heart; it was just a moment of temporary, "what in the world happened to my beautiful bathroom?!" moments. Just look at each day and not the whole project all together. It's going to all look better than ever!

Nikki said...

That is the very verse I challenge my kiddos with when they are grumbling...so, I'll ask, "What do we need to remember?" and Ethan will pipe up, "A Happy heart makes a happy face." I even use it for myself.

Hang in there :) And I love the new look of your blog!

Emily said...

i love this verse!!

i am so glad that you are going to be getting the money that is needed! praise the lord for his blessings in the mess!

Heart n Soul said...

aww...feeling your pain..renovations - ugg!

love this verse...so good that we can have a peace above and beyond our understanding...a peace so encompassing that it stands guard around the core of who we are.

Alely said...

hang in there friend! this too shall pass but so hard to be living in the moment of it i know.

btw...that's one of my favorite verses and it gets me through those times when i get anxious.

Jessi said...

mmmmm. amen.

erin said...

Oh, sounds so stressful. I just hate those projects that go on and on! I just love that verse and how wonderful to look to that (instead of the work-in-progress). Hope that you get all the logistics worked out!