We have had a rough week, both my youngest kid's cars were at the mechanics, the dog has chewed her hind legs into bleeding stumps, and I have to finish getting a crown on my tooth today, whew!!
I was talking with DH yesterday and said to him "you know we've spent over $ 2,000.00 , we didn't even have fun and we haven't even reached the weekend yet". His look was classic, a bit of surprise (he hadn't calculated the costs), then annoyance (the emergency fund is running low) then, just laughter (because you just have to). You're probably thinking why the heck are they laughing about it, well no one in our family is sick, hurt or in the hospital. God has granted us life everyday, not that it would be a great day, but another day. Trials and tribulations are a part of life, they way you handle them, that's in it self is the true lesson.
So this is why we laugh:
James 1:2-6 (NKJV)
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
1 Peter 1:6-8 (NKJV)
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love.
There is always a silver lining, an end to troubles and a way home.