Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Case of the Greys

Maybe it's the weather. The lack of sunshine must be taking a toll on me. Or maybe it's the distressing news about a friend who is the most important person in the life of someone I love.

Or maybe it's that we need to think about making some big decisions and that goes against my nature. I've always been a spur of the moment kind of person. Doing things on a whim. It's how I found my college, my career out west, my love of dog sledding, my husband. They all felt right to me instantaneously. I didn't need to think about these things.

But now, I need to think. I need to really reflect on how our choices will effect not just Hubster and I, but our little people and our four legged friends.

See, we have a problem with our roof. It needs to be replaced and it's more than we can afford right now. We could stretch to cover the costs, but that would put us into a situation that I'm not sure either Hubster or I would be comfortable with.

We could sell the house and find something well within our means, but that could possibly meaning moving from this immediate area. Away from the kids' school, friends (mine as well), and all that they have known.

There is no spur of the moment here.

I should be grateful that it's only a question of finances and not of something more serious. This is something we can control, something we can find a solution to. It's just hard to know what the right choices are and what will come to pass because of those choices.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change; the courage to change the
things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

I think I need to continue talking this all over with Hubster. But more importantly, I need to pray for my loved one's friend


Sue said...


Kelly said...

You're in my thoughts Karen. I know the right decision will be made. Just remember, everything happens for a reason. Easier said than done, of course!:)


kissmekaty said...

Just breathe, Dig. Take a deep breath and just talk this thru. xoxoxo