This past week was a mixture of very good, and very hard. Life is like that sometimes, and this was one of those times.
We returned from camping last Monday, and began settling down into camper life pretty well. I weeded the garden, and Rob tilled it all up. I planted new plantings of a few things.
On Thursday, we took off for our trip to see our dear friends in Eastern Oregon, and had a wonderful time. On the trip, we took food along in the cooler, and ate that quite a bit. We ate out 1 time going over and 1 time coming back. While there, we ate at our friends’ house the entire time. I was able to take a few things, including a lot of garden lettuce, which we ate up for the most part. I have so much growing right now, it was awesome to have a place to share it.
Ja’Ana, Patsy and Abbie (3 of my girls) have birthdays within a 1-week period. We celebrated them all last evening with a barbecue outside of our camper. It was awesome.
Yesterday was the bad day. When we went over to Rob’s mom’s house to get some meat from the freezer, we were dismayed to find that it had broken over the weekend. Rob had removed some items before we left, and it was fine, but clearly had stopped working sometime since then. The temperatures have been close to 100 degrees here, and we lost about 3/4 of what was inside. Fruit, vegetables, and worst of all–a lot of the pig Rob just raised. Some was still partially frozen or very cold, so we were able to quickly put it in another freezer, but if anything was warm, or questionable, we threw it away. We cooked up a bunch of it yesterday afternoon to serve over the next couple of days. But still, it was a garbage can full of meat.
I was very upset. I know that it is not a question of whether or not we will starve, but I was counting on that meat for the next few months. I especially was mourning the amount of time Rob spent raising that pig, and the fact that we are no longer in the position for him to raise another one. I confess–I had a big “boo-hoo” over the whole thing. After that was over, I gained some perspective. We still have beef and poultry in another freezer. The garden is growing very well. We caught it in time to save some of it. And, through my daily Bible reading, I had been reminded just that morning that we are not to put our trust in anything but God, and God alone. Not a freezer. Not pork. Not corn, beans, or blueberries. Just God. He is our Provider and He will provide.
I’m feeling much better today. Rob and I both agree it is a good day. We don’t understand everything that happens in this life, but we do know that we choose to believe that what God promised, He will do. So, we are waiting to see what will happen next. We trust it will be good.