I can get easily get overwhelmed.
I don’t have a stressful life…..at all and some days I have zero things on the calendar.
Today however was a full day and it’s currently only 12:47pm
I am taking time from this day to write because reflection on a day like today is important for me to keep things in perspective.
Our son (in law) Justin recently had a death in his family. Justin’s family is our family too and no matter whether we knew the person or not doesn’t matter. It matters that we support and love on the family who has recently had a huge change in their lives.
We are feeding them dinner. Whether or not they are hungry at least it will be there. We recently went through the same life change and were so blessed by those in our lives that fed us.
The day started by taking Courtney and Jack to the pediatrician. Baby Jack had to get immunizations and sometimes just a another person is helpful and truthfully I just like to go and be a part.
Then Lowes and Walmart. Goodness gracious Walmart is like an Olympic sport. However it’s finished and I am home getting ready to start on dinner.
Not really any time for lunch so a hard boiled egg over the sink it is.
I look around my kitchen and geez what a mess.
However when I think of the mess and what it means, it’s really a blessing to have mess.
I am grateful for the amount of groceries I am able to purchase. For our family and for the family we will be serving tonight.
The kitchen floor is littered with baby mats and toys (kitchen stuff as toys is the norm) . I smile when I think of the blessing we have with a baby in our home. He brings such joy and I will step over baby toys anytime.
I look towards my living room and I see paint brushes and an array of home improvement items that we “get to” be involved with. Even that stinkin fireplace that needs to be repaired.
I see the book I am reading and having the opportunity to host a book club with friends. I am grateful for Jen Hatmaker and her talents as a writer. She teaches us ways to be Interrupted.
I see the mileage from Steve for 2017. I am grateful for his job that gives us the life we live. It shows me that I need to finish our taxes too. My ever present bottle of Windex.
As I take a few moments to write my thoughts, I do not want to forget all the blessings we have and that on the days I get to eat hard boiled eggs over the sink, I will be grateful.