Monday, February 23, 2009

Why isn't it easier?

Do you ever wish it could just be a little easier? Life, I mean. My mom has a quote she loves - "Hard is good. Easy rots the soul." I can't remember who originally said it, but I think it's true. Still, I wish it was just a little easier sometimes. I've been meaning to update my blog for awhile, but somehow just couldn't get past the stuff going on in my life right now to write something. I won't go into detail because, well, BORING! But I've decided to just admit it. Life's been a bit hard. Just the way it is right now. And just when I think I see a glimmer that indicates things are getting easier, something happens that throws me right back into the midst of it all again.

Thankfully, I have wonderful friends (shout out especially to Sarah and Jill who came to visit me over my birthday weekend - DEFINITELY the shining highlight of the last month or so!!!) and to my amazing family. We have a habit of processing with each other. You'd think that would be hindered by the fact that I live in St. Louis, my parents are in FL, Seth & China are in Denver, Lindsay is in Switzerland and Corrie & Torsten are in Germany. Not exactly conducive to long family chats. But we just use email. It's a huge encouragement to know that if I need to, I can shoot an email out to them with all my thoughts and struggles and they chime in with their thoughts and ideas. Most often, we discover that most or all of us are going through similar things and that makes it a little easier somehow.

Anyway, don't really want to progress into whining, but I wanted to write something since it's been awhile and figured I'd just be honest and maybe this way I'll get past it and actually be able to post something else.


Becky said...

Jen, how great that you have such a supportive and encouraging family! That's the BEST.

I'm glad you posted this! Hang in there ...

Jen Kent said...

Thanks Becky! I'm hangin' in. And it really is the best to have a supportive family. Can't imagine life without them!