I am so thankful that I have been blessed with the life that I lead. I have been given a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I have found and followed my calling into a teaching career. I am also a business owner for fifteen years this coming April. I have a beautiful home and I drive a luxury vehicle. As a family, we attend and are involved in a growing church with effectual pastors. With all of that being said, when pain comes, I sometimes do not know or understand how I am to handle such things. I know with my head and with my heart to call upon my Lord, the Savior of my soul. I trust that He is in control of every situation. But what I don’t understand is how to be successful through the suffering, how to make changes in a situation that involve more than just me. I know that God is in control. I know he cares about my situations, both good and bad. And I will always praise Him through my storms. What I do not want to do is go on pretending that everything is always perfect. Things are not perfect. Life is not always easy, even when it is a good one.