It is been a funny few weeks with lots of ups and downs. My Dad came to stay which is always fun and hubby loved having a rugby buddy, but the kids and I have been sick, which is down down down. I also have had horrible tooth ache – really down down down. I now have the joy of paying for a root canal!!! Each month it feels like you are treading water just to keep you head afloat and then zap a doctor’s bill, a dentist’s bill, a visa renewal & ekk down down down.
Yet in the same few weeks we have enjoyed family visits, my twins have been hilarious (you cannot say anything to convince my 3 year old that her little brother of 6 months is not her twin!!) and I have finally booked a visit home! So while there is much down down, there is plenty of up up too. In fact often feels each month is two steps forward and two steps back. But rather than focus on the up and down I have decided that this is the dance of life.
Jeremiah 31. 11-13 For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD– the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. 13 Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
So this week with root canal and all if you see me doing a funny backwards forwards dance just know I am celebrating the dance of the mundane – an ordinary life that is full of ups and downs, but with joy mixed in.