February 4, 2010

Beauty in the Breakdown.


Some of the things that have broken down these past two weeks:

- Myer's lungs. (They think he's asthmatic.)
- Chris's finger. (It could be a staph infection)
- My wedding ring (the stone fell out in my hand.)
- The car. (It almost didn't start this afternoon.)
- My heart. (But it has been promised new joy.)
- My sleep. (Myer is up at all hours- teething four molars at once and being generally miserable.)
- My routine. (The snow! The sickness! We know not the day or the hour!)
- This blog. (My apologies.)



Some of the things that have not been broken down these past two weeks:


- My faith in a God who is above all and in all.
- My love for a husband that ADORES me, even when I feel depleted.


I'm sorry I have been so absent lately. Life seems to be breaking down all around, and my focus is elsewhere for a time. This breakdown has me oddly excited...knowing that breakdown leads to breakthrough for those who love Him.

And, oh! I do!

No matter what, I do.

14 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Rockstar.

Will pray for broken things to be fixed and/or healed.

Anna Joy said...

praying for you! the grass gets greener after it rains. :)

Katie said...

Wow, you state it so simply and clearly--breakthrough from the breakdown. I've been experiencing my own excitement in breakdowns and haven't been quite sure how to express it. But there it is. I love it.

Christopher Clark said...

Sorry...couldn't help it.

Frou Frou
"Let Go"

drink up, baby down
mmm, are you in or are you out
leave your things behind
'cause it's all going off without you
excuse me, too busy you're writing your tragedy
these mishaps
you bubble wrap
when you've no idea what you're like

so let go, jump in
oh well, whatcha waiting for
it's alright
'cause there's beauty in the breakdown
so let go, just get in
oh, it's so amazing here
it's alright
'cause there's beauty in the breakdown

it gains the more it gives
and then it rises with the fall
so hand me that remote
can't you see that all that stuff's a sideshow

such boundless pleasure
we've no time for later now
you can't await your own arrival
you've 20 seconds to comply

so let go, jump in
oh well, whatcha waiting for
it's alright
'cause there's beauty in the breakdown
so let go, just get in
oh, it's so amazing here
it's alright
'cause there's beauty in the breakdown

Outnumbered by 3 Stooges!! said...

This post made me so happy! Not the asmatic part! But I love you! I adore you and yoru spirit. I need yoru adress, I want to send those sweet boys some presents, it might make some fun for a house they cant leave! PM me on Facebook!

jilian dee said...

everyone is entitled to a breakdown, when it rains it pours but then the sun usually shines :)

jilian dee said...

ps check out "My Beloved" by Kari Jobe pretty sure it will hit the nose on the dot :)

skylana said...
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skylana said...

haha chris. i love that song.
em- i miss you. especially now that i'm not a facebooker.

Emery Jo said...

skylana- facebook is dreary without you. hah.

zaiahbird said...

I want to go to your church so bad. It just looks so cool and it reminds me of what the Burn used to be like when it was good. Almost makes me want to move to Oklahoma (did i spell that right?)

Emery Jo said...

jess-- oklahoma would welcome you and your precious family with wide open arms!!! :)

Kalle said...

Amen! Hope your find beauty in this breakdown and I hope the family feels better soon.

Jen said...

I needed to read this today.... thanks, Emery. <3