Hard to focus lately

Whew, what a week! My denomination’s church camp for the midsouth went surprisingly well, especially considering this was my first year to direct the 7th-9th grade division. I was blessed to work with a wonderful team of mature and responsible counselors who really made the week a success for everyone. We all had a blast, lives where changed and everyone is dead tired. Pictures are here.

I’m finding it terribly difficult to focus on almost anything right now. There’s so much going on in my personal life that it’s hard to concentrate on much of anything. I mean, the wedding is coming up next month and, although it’s all coming together perfectly, there’s still a lot of details to pull together. Plus, there’s stress from Dana and I not seeing each other very often due to living three hours apart, not to mention that I’ll be in the Ukraine later this month for 11 days with no contact with her. She’ll also be on a separate missions trip two days before I leave. I’ll return home and get married less than two weeks later. Then there’s all the financial stress we’re under plus a slew of other things. It’s just a lot to take all at once. Dana and I are both very much looking forward to our honeymoon alone together, escaping from everything except each other for a whole week and relaxing in the silence of our lakeside cabin in the woods. Until then, I’m one very distracted individual.

Posted on June 4, 2006

  • I'm so excited you're home from camp and we can at least talk more than this last week. :smile: It still doesn't compare with getting to see you. I'm going nuts without you! And trying to find a job on top of missing you and planning out wedding. I can't wait for all this craziness to be over with! :cry: I am sooo looking forward to our honeymoon!

  • Kymberly Mister

    You both are in our daily prayers ! This is a very stressful time and it will at times get worst(sorry to say)BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In another 45 days 29:39:47 you’ll be walking down an aisle and saying “I Do” and a few hours later in a car sitting next to the woman God gave you in this life and smile knowing it’s all in God’s hands. And your be able to see Dana’s beautiful face each morning and she’s all yours! So take each momnet at a time right now and know we love you two very much. And I’m continually praying for you! Keep On Keeping On as you Keep Looking Up! :O) Kym

  • Ashley

    Im so sorry to hear about your stresses but know God is God & he is in control and cast all your cares on him. Just pray about it and forget about it. Trust him, every thing is gonna work out fine. I 'v been stressing myself also to where i can bearly focus. Then i'm forgetting thing also. For instance i have two kids im raising without the help of their father. i'm sick most of the time and can't get well because of stress.I have just enough money to get by sometimes, and my car is my only only source of transportation its broken down. I graduated from a medical coding and billing program over2 years ago & still havn't been able to get a job that acknowledges that. but God is Good. My problems to you may seem small but to me they are mountains. Just remember there is always somebody doing a little bit worse than you are. For some reason when i read your blog my headache begain to leave. And while I was writting to you i begain to thank God (something i havent done in a while)for blessing me and my family this far, maybe you should to. For the spirit of heaviness put on the garment of praise! I love you and be strong. Thanks for reading and brightening up my day!

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