Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Puzzled Life

Hey y'all!

I have decided to just dive right into my thoughts, instead of easing into this whole blog idea.  You are welcome!

My Briggs has recently gotten into doing puzzles.  I feel like there are 4 stages, well 5, while he builds.  First is the "I got this" Stage.  Second is the "this is the fourth piece I have tried and it still doesn't fit" Stage.  Third is the "angry" Stage.  Fourth is the "I did it" Stage.  And the fifth {not pictured} is the "I destroyed it" Stage.

Have you ever just sat back and watched your life come together as a puzzle does?  Only to have it not come together as you would like and then have it fall completely apart?  Have you ever sat back and watched this happen to another person?  Maybe a spouse or family member you love, a friend you care for deeply?  Have you ever watched a toddler try to put a 10 piece puzzle together {see above}?  My last question for you would be, have you ever put together a 100/1000/10000 piece puzzle in a large group?

You may be wondering why I even decided to ask all these questions, and that's great, because I am going to answer them for you!

I know for a fact that I have watched my puzzle pieces come together and fall apart, and it was/is by the grace of God that I was able to get back on my feet and watch the pieces, although not always fitting together easily, begin to come together again.  The truth is, I {nor you} have never seen the full puzzle put together and I am ok with that.  Why?  Because I never will, until I am face-to-face with Jesus.  When that tims comes, I cannot wait to look back and fully watch my puzzle be completed from beginning to end. And instead of asking Him why certain things happened in my life, to sit with Him and thank Him for all that He did in my life.

I have also sat in the background while watching a family be torn apart because of poor life decisions.  This family's puzzle has been a rough one, maybe like a 1,000 piece.  But through all the frustrations of pieces not fitting as they should or as we would like them to, one side continues to believe that God has a plan to put all the pieces together as they should be.  For both sides that is.  One half is left with consequences and one with blessings. 

And no, thankfully I have not tried to put a large puzzle together with multiple people because it just sounds stressful and not very enjoyable!  So I would just avoid that situation at all costs!
-You may be reading this thinking that my thoughts are all over the place or don't make a whole lot of sense, and that's ok.  Because in my head they sound good :) -

Puzzles are all different.  Some are more difficult, some are very easy, and some are just plain simple.  All puzzles come with different forms of frustration, depending on your age of course.  Puzzles could be similar to life situations, good and bad.  What truly matters is how we attempt to put these pieces together.  Will we sit back and follow the pieces God has for our lives, knowing it won't always be easy, or will we attempt to put our own pieces together to try and live that perfect puzzled life?


More about The Hermons

Hello Friends! 

As I was sitting wondering about a hobby I could start up, blogging came to my mind.  Now I will be honest, when it came across my mind I instantly started to think of reasons of why I should not blog.  Well, here I am.  I over came my fear of not making sense, punctuation not being correct, offending others, others judging the way we do life, not having it all together, and many more.  You see, during this time of reasoning I was reminded/convicted that others have the same problem.  We are all not perfect, although some may think they are, and if you are one of those people please let me burst your perfect bubble and tell you that you are not.  Long story short I decided that maybe, just maybe, my stories can help you feel like you are not alone in this life!

To get started, although I feel as if I already did, let me tell you a little more about us - The Hermons.

Troy and I happen to be one of the many who were blessed to meet online.  I smiled at him first, and the rest is history.  Within 5 years of marriage we have moved 3 times {one move took us out of state}, bought our first house, and have had 3 boys.  So, to say the least we have been busy!  I would not change a thing...well maybe I would and that would be more land to live on, but that's something we can plan for in the future. 

If I had to describe each person in our family with few words, it would look like this.

Troy -
Godly man.  Head of the household.  Life partner.  Great Daddya.  GGMU.

Jax -
Our first born.  Sensitive, caring, and cautious.

Briggs -
Our second.  Funny, snuggler, and free spirited.

Easton -
Our third, possibly our last - yet to be determined.  Mover, sweet, and spitter.  

Me -
Soon to be 30.  Stay at home mommya.  Runner.  Coffee addict. 
                                ^Those all seem pretty important, right?^

Well, through this blog I hope to connect, and relate to y'all.  Most importantly, I pray that I can help at least one reader out there through my stories.  Sometimes it is hard to relate when we don't open up...so I guess I could say, this is me opening up trying to help others know they are not alone!