Thankful Even With Gray

Thankful

One of the things I’ve been struggling with is being thankful even when I don’t feel like being thankful.  Especially if it is a financial reason to be annoyed or a bit upset about.

Yet I have to remember to be thankful because things could be a whole lot worse than they are at times.  M could have just said no to trying to get medically retired and just been medically separated.  If that had happened, we would have had to deal with a lot more hurdles than we have so far in regards to insurance, bills, and the intense financial stress that would have caused compared to the medical retirement which was stressful financially as well.  In saying that, we only had three weeks to move in between the PEB’s decision of medical retirement and M’s orders being cut for us to leave our last duty station.  Balancing trying to find a place to live, paying bills from our last duty station and our current location was very stressful for us as a couple and to our account especially with such short notice.

However the experience has helped us grow and since we are not in a winter wonderland (no snow here…), sometimes it is hard to grow accustom to what you are dealt with in regards to scenery.  Ironically, I miss real winter weather where you have to wear layers of clothing in order to stay warm.  M doesn’t and he is so happy about not dealing with snow anymore.

Overall, I am thankful for God’s provisions even when we have least expected it. It has come at His timing and for His purpose. 🙂

I can only complain so much but have to remember to “grow where we are planted”.

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