Thursday, January 31, 2013
I LONG FOR THE BEACH
I recently posted on Facebook "The plague came to visit last week, and we being as hospitable as we knew how, must have made him more than welcome for it seems he has taken up a permanent residence with us..."
And so his visit continues--- one day you think you are over the worst of the crud, and then next finds you back in bed! Our living room looks like an infirmary and you wouldn't believe the stock of cold meds we have flown through! After missing four days of school, we have one back in full swing while the rest of us struggle to find our sure footing! Rob is the lucky one as they actually gave him antibiotics- not sure if that means he was sicker or plain lucky!
One of the things God is leading me to through this is the journey of perspective. Yesterday I began reading through Lysa TerKeurst's book "Unglued" and knew this was a book for me. You see it is easy to react to situations emotionally and I know this is something God wants me to get a handle as part of the process of healing my heart. Another book he has used to direct me is 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Finding those 3 places I see God each day, those gifts he has given me in spite of the routine and struggles of life.
So with that I have much to be thankful for!
My husband and kids who ban together to take care of each other when others are down.
Our health -- b/c this too will pass and in general we are a healthy bunch!
That our oldest has time to recuperate before heading off to school next week!
God's grace -- not only is it sufficient, but it is so freely given!
God's provision -- He is faithful even though we don't understand his way!
So though I long for a beach today -- a place to curl my toes up in the warm sand and watch the waves kiss the shore, I will cherish the memories of beach days gone by!