Life is not a smooth ride. I have smooth plans for my life that don't seem to work out like I plan them. I'm shaky. Life is shaky. So I can get down about the shaky times, and even try and get people to empathize with me, or I can say; "I think the bumps make awesome designs!" Realistically I think both are ok, but I want to make sure I don't get stuck feeling down about the bumps in life. I want to spend more time seeing the awesome designs that come during times of struggle.
So here I am, back in France. We thought we were leaving for 3 weeks, and 4 1/2 months later we're finally back. There have been plenty of bumps, and I probably spent too much time complaining how my plans were not working out like I wanted. But I can look back at the awesome designs and smile. Hopefully I can take this JJ attitude and use it more in the future. I know bumps will come up as we try and close our life here in France and move yet again to another country. But God is with us making awesome designs in the midst of struggle.