UPDATE: I'm afraid to say this but I think I've got control of the FB page back! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your kind words and support – I'm so thankful for each one of you!!!!!
Guys, it's been a long yucky last few days.
This Facebook mess has not gotten a single bit better, and we didn't get home this morning until 1AM from Alabama after having our car repaired (no charge, thank heavens!), then woke up at 5:40 to get everyone moving for school.
(Despite the craziness we absolutely loved seeing so many sweet friends in Madison while visiting ~ they've been our family in many ways the last ten years and we're so thankful for them!)
Once the kids were off to school, I decided to spend 30 minutes handling the things I can control, because clearly some things are out of my reach.
I tackled our disastrous bedroom after getting home so late last night.
Then I cleared off the mess on our kitchen counters that from the middle-of-the-night-craziness,
And tidied up the kitchen sink, put away the suitcases, and started a load of laundry. (Sorry, pics of the laundry not included.) 😉
I even dumped my family's favorite dinner in Mrs. Potts, and felt like I at least had a good handle on the things I could handle in the midst of this mess.
Then, this ridiculous puppy came in from outside (it started snowing while he was out), and was covered in mud from head to toe.
(Seriously, what are you going to do with that face?)
So after a quick bath he sat down for a nap while I determined to tackle this Facebook mess on PPP.
I handled re-submitting emails to dozens of Facebook pages again this morning, and then sure enough the hacker who has control of the PPP Facebook page started sharing just awful links on PPP. (awful. really really awful. just make-me-want-to-vomit-can't-believe-my-image-is-right-up-there-next-to-that-awful.) I've sent screenshots, emails, and timelines to every person I can find at Facebook, and so far have heard nothing back.
Do you know what occurred to me?
I have no control.
I can't control Facebook. I can't control my kids. I can't control my dog, my husband, or anyone else at all.
I can only control me (and I'm feeling a wee bit out of control right now!)
Y'all, I've been typing at this computer for over five years now, and it's only been in the last 1-2 years that my work here has been worth the hours I put into it. I've sacrificed time with my family, time with my friends, time to exercise, time to read and so much more because I felt like there was a purpose here.
And it has been blessed in ways I never imagined.
But right now it's hard. And I don't know if it's worth it. And I'm tired.
My sweet friend Staci called me right as I was completely losing it and suggested I put away my computer and just walk away for an hour. I think I'm going to take her up on it, so if anything smutty comes up on the PPP Facebook page please know that it's not from me. And I really am doing the best I can to get it fixed (a few folks mentioned that they were afraid I wasn't doing anything on the PPP Facebook page, but I promise I've done all I know to do.) I can't begin to tell you the hours of work that have gone in to growing a page to that size, and I was so excited about celebrating with lots of fun giveaways this week on hitting 200,000 fans finally, so this just sickens me.
But really, there are just seasons when things are out of our own control, and I know this is one of many for me. I cannot begin to tell you how much your support as well of those of several wonderful bloggers has meant to me. I am so humbled by the sympathy and generosity of complete strangers, and am just amazed that people would shower kindness on this mess of a momma.
Now I'm off to take a nap before my kids get home from school. 😉 If you're going through an uncontrollable season too, I'm thinking you should find a way to take a nap too sometime today. I'm so reminded that His grace is sufficient for me, so I'm handing over some control right now and hoping you're able to do find a way to do that too.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
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