I love my dad. He and I have always had a close relationship. He is patient with me, and gives such wise and sage advice.
And he likes to take adventures....which must be where I get it from. So yesterday, I let him pick the adventure.
He chose to take the train to Boston - him, me, and the boy - of course. We walked from South Station through the Rose Kennedy Greenway (former path of the elevated highway through the city). Then we went to Quincy Market for lunch and ice cream. Then we traced our steps back again and took the train home. So much fun.
The purpose of listing our gifts is to help us change our focus...our perspective....our attitude.
Today I'm really struggling...
my house is a mess...haven't vaccumed or dusted
the dishes are piled up but the dishwasher has not yet been emptied of the clean dishes so I cannot put them there
the laundry has certainly become Mt Washmore...even higher
I'm behind on my work, and I have so much more research to do.
How did this all happen? How did I get so far behind? Because we had company, and I had a work trip, and I've been out this week helping a friend with her littles during their time of loss and sorrow.
So - how can I see any of my gifts today through all my mess and my struggling?
By changing my focus....and perspective ....and attitude. By re-writing all of the above:
my house is a mess...My house that is so H.O.M.E. for us...that is all ours....my house that God led us to and provided us...all part of His sweet plan and perfect timing.
the dishes are piled up but the dishwasher has not yet been emptied of the clean dishes so I cannot put them there....the dishes that held all of the meals I have cooked this week because I am able, with the groceries I purchased because we can afford
the laundry has certainly become Mt Washmore....the laundry pile so big because we have been blessed over and abundantly with clothing for ourselves and our boy....sheets for our cozy beds...towels to wrap in after our lengthy hot showers.
I'm behind on my work, and I have so much more research to do...Work that has been entrusted to me, by way of a friend who wholeheartedly believes in me, in my talent, and supports be by sharing me with her circle of friends...work that is only possible through God because He has given me the talent
company... a dear friend, who we love and adore and can never see enough of
I had a work trip...work that grants me more experience, builds my business, gets my name out there
I've been out this week helping a
friend with her littles during their time of loss and sorrow. ..how honored I am that I could help a friend - a family - in a real and valuable way during one of the hardest weeks ever for them.
Its all about perspective. I don't know which chore to start, where to begin, how to get it all done, but I am certainly blessed to have all these options. Thank you God for your gifts this week.
This is the first year we've participated in the ceremonies to honor our nation's heros (shame on us). Don't get me wrong, we always have grateful hearts, my husband and I. But it was high time we start teaching that to the boy....and the best way to teach is to model. So we did...sacrificing much desired sleep and lazy morning for those who have sacrificed so....much....more. The boy may not get it just yet, but he will...if we continue to teach....and model...and live in prayerful thanksgiving for those who give so much and receive so little. Thank you soldiers...and your families - who endure the greatest sacrifice - you.
I am a beloved daughter of our loving Father God. I am married a kind, generous, Godly man who happens to also be the love of my life. I am a home-schooling mama to one curious, energetic, smart little guy. I love music, reading, walking on the beach, photography, crafting, cooking...and making as many memories as possible. I...am...Blessed.