For those of you who haven’t yet figured this out, my sense of humor can be a tad twisted. I find humor in most everything. It’s a blessing and a curse.
It’s a blessing because humor has gotten me through some tough stuff, it’s how I deal. It’s a curse, because its kept me stuck in some tough spots too, because I refused to deal. I could easily skip the grieving process and go straight to the laughter. It’s much easier to make jokes about a situation, and make people THINK you have everything under control, than actually having things under control. Not to brag, but I’m a pretty good actress, if I do say so myself!
I used to think it was a sign of weakness to be sad or upset. I’m a “put your big girl panties on” and get up and move on kind of gal; but with age, and (mostly) spiritual maturity, comes wisdom!
I’ve learned that it’s ok to be sad or upset, and when we are, it’s not a lack of faith, or a distrust in God, it just means that our situation SUCKS, and that God created us with emotions. That being said, we’re not to wallow in self pity, or let our emotions control us, but the world won’t stop spinning if we have a bad day.
The situation, with our son Tucker, has put me in a position in which I have no other choice but to trust God; and I do! I’ve had bad days and really bad days, but for the most part, trusting that God’s got this makes life so much easier. I can, and do crack jokes about our boy being in ‘the pen’. Let’s face it, our life would be a comedian’s dream come true!
We live in a camper, with two dogs and a cat. (Just for those of you who may be new readers, we bought an old house that we’re practically rebuilding. We’re not REALLY homeless.) Our son’s in prison, I’m forty three and recently got a tattoo, and we’re from Alabama. The list goes on and on. Say what you want about our life, just make sure that you make it known that these rednecks love The Lord!
Speaking of our boy, Tucker, our future man of God. He sent me a picture the other day from someone’s cell phone. You know, the ones they’re not supposed to have in prison! Yes, he’s got a lot of growing up to do. I gave him ‘the talk’ about following rules, and told him not to send me any more pictures, but it sure was good to lay eyes on him and to see that he’s ok. Plus, it gave me a chance to make a family Christmas card! I hope y’all like it!
If that’s not funny to you, as they say here in the South, ” Get your panties out of a wad!” That’s funny! I don’t care who you are!
God is so good! Of all the things He created, I think laughter is one of the best! I’m fully trusting Him, on good days and bad!
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2