Yesterday I was standing in a fancy grocery store, alone, with an arm basket, looking for a specialty item… this is not the norm.
My norm. is Costco, with a flat, with kids, buying bulk basics.
As I was standing there I just had a moment. "This could have been me." There has alway been a part of me that likes to be alone, all alone. In that moment I realized, that could have been the norm. for me…. and I started to laugh.
In one unexpected moment standing in a fancy grocery store, looking for a fancy thing, I fell more in love with my crazy, large, messy, overwhelming, sticky, never.ending.laundry, always hungry, full of joy family.
I was washed with the realization that my family truly is a gift. A gift not be taken for granted.
Sometimes I do not appreciate all that God has given me. In fact sometimes I view it as burden. The last 2 weeks have not been very fun. Sick kid, after sick kid and then it hit me, hard. With Christmas on the way and no energy to prep I have been feeling very ungrateful.
In a moment my heart was reminded…. life is a gift. These 6 lil lives I get to take care of are a gift. What an honor.
Merry Christmas Eve. May you see afresh the gifts God has given.