a word from James...

we might have just gotten home from livin' the good life on vaca, but over the past couple days we've been dealt a bit of a rough hand...
nothing too serious, just some trials to work through.
yesterday {on our way home in the car}, Justin and i were talking about things and i recalled something i'd heard in the wedding vows between our dear friends the night before...
"marriage is about splitting the load, sharing the burden, supporting eachother in love and prayer."
now, i already knew this, but i needed that reminder. 

there might be some days when Justin works late and i'm responsible for the kids from sun up to sun down and by the end of it i may or may not have pulled a large chunk of my hair out ... but on that same day, Justin's working his {fine lookin' } tush off to provide for our family.  
so, {while it might not feel like it} we're still supporting eachother. 

that's the day to day. 

but there's always going to be that blow that you're not quite ready for.
the one that hits right at the top of your game.
and yesterday, as Justin seemed to be despairing and that pastor's words were ringing in my ear, i reached for his hand, told him 'we got this', and we sent a word of prayer up to our amazing Heavenly Father.
when i'm having trouble finding my confidence in the Lord, Justin's always there to turn my focus right back where it needs to be.  he's always so strong... it feels good to do the same for him from time to time.
we're taking it one day at a time and
thanking James for reminding us what it really means to trust in our God...
"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow."

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