Last week was a tough week for me. I’m stressed. Here is why.
1. It is confirmed that Mitch Kois has Hodgekins Lymphoma. (My man Mitch) I think it is awesome that he says he will “Kick it’s ass” and that his parents let him cuss. I was in a small group with Mitchell’s parents ten years ago when I lived in the South Bend area.
2. I watched a video on Youtube that claimed the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax. It left me torn and confused. I understand that there are conspiracy theorists that can explain everything. There are some things in that video that really did seem odd to me. I’m confused. It’s hard to know what to believe.
3. Manti Ta’o – I read the report. I’m torn and confused. As a Notre Dame fan, I find this very disheartening. Really? Did he think he had a relationship via the phone with someone he never met? Did he think that a story like this would help him have greater fame? Or was he a lonely student who believed what he was told? Did he not make an effort to actually meet this girl he claimed to love? Again it is hard to know what to believe.
4. My husband went out on the maiden fishing voyage on our boat late last week. After fishing for 24 hours, they anchored up to sleep for a few hours. They drifted to a beach of a nearby island, as the tide left they became stranded. They had to abandon ship and call for help. We are thankful everyone is safe. He had to go back in a helicipter to tie on floats to the boat. He missed the high tide the first morning, so they had to go back a second time. There was water on the inside of the boat and damage to the outside as well. My husband lost all of his possessions. After further review of the boat there will be repairs needed to the fiberglass and the inside. He will be unable to continue fishing this winter.
I have to trust that everything happens for a reason. My husband and I do not know what our next steps will be. Will this affect our move? Yep. Plans may change as he searches for a job in town so we can raise enough money to repair the boat for summer. We are praying for God to open doors and show us what he wants us to do.
I am thankful for the Alaskan coastguard, for friends who stepped in and fronted the money so we could salvage the boat, for family who has been a constant support as we seek adventure and for everyone who has prayed for us.