Madi texted me last Sunday from her Sunday school class to tell me she spilled hot chocolate all over her new coat and boots. She was hoping I could come over get her and run her home to change. When I arrived to pick her up, it was evident, that yes the poor girl did get hot chocolate ALL over her new clothes!
So we made a quick trek home to change. Madi changed, I sprayed everything with Oxi Clean and threw it in the washer.
We quickly headed back to church. While driving back we both noticed something rather beautiful off in the eastern sky. Dipping and diving in the sky was a HUGE flock of birds, none like I have seen before! This flock was so graceful as it soared across the deep blue Sunday morning sky. As they drew closer to us, I realized they were snow geese. Madi insisted I pull over so we could watch them better, and as they all flew directly overhead, Madi as any good teen would do, pulled out her cell phone to take pictures of them! We both sat in wonder on the side of the rode watching the beauty in the skies above.
Somewhere during all of our gazing at the flock, I said, “well that sure made going home for the hot chocolate spill worthwhile!!”
That is when my own words hit me……...Madi spilling her hot chocolate ALL over her new boots and coat was miserable, annoying and frustrating!!!
But during such frustrating times, we were able to find such beauty!!
That is how I see my life these days……There are LOTS of miserable, annoying, frustrating, and discouraging times, but it is often in the middle of those times I have seen such beauty demonstrated by friends and family!
And that folks is what seems to sustain all of us! My kids are touched and amazed by such kindness, I am encouraged and helped and Curt has been fortunate to feel so blessed by so many!
I can not even begin to list the many creative ways we have blessed…..let me just give you a few examples;
A friend calls one night unexpectedly and says she made some extra chicken pot pie and would like to drop one off for us (Yahoo!!! Dinner was done on a busy basketball night….veggies were in the pie so, it had it all! )
A friend drops off a LARGE box of snacks for an upcoming ski trip!!
A hug or two from teachers in the hallway of school
Friends taking Curt and I out to dinner
A friend drives Tyler home from basketball practice, offers to take him and her son out for lunch, then finds out I am nearby and invites me along!
And that was just this past week!!!!!!!!! And that is why that list is my Favorite Fave Five this week!!!
Yes we have had LOTS of hot chocolate spills lately….but the snow geese are still flying overhead bringing beauty to our storm of life!!!!
Thank you friends for being the beauty!!!
And I had to include these lovely pictures somewhere! For the last 3 years Curt has filled in on Dad/Daughter cheerleader night for the same girl whose father is not involved in her life. She is a senior this year and had Curt as a teacher her sophomore year. She’s a real sweetie, and it made for a fun, NORMAL, home basketball night!
Thanks for praying for us dear ones! Please continue to pray as we make some upcoming medical and financial decisions for Curt. We are looking into getting some testing done at NIH in Bethesda, Md. There is so much to think about some days I feel like I am the one with Alzheimer’s!!