Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gratituesday - Healing

I was reminded today of the first time my oldest son got a really bad cut on his forehead. At the time that it happened I remember feeling devastated at how his formerly perfect face now had this ugly gash in it.

Of course he was still perfect to me, but now had this terrible wound that was the first thing your eye was drawn to when you looked at him. I didn't want anyone looking at my son and thinking of him as anything other than perfect.

OK, so that is the raw, very proud reaction of an adoring mom.

It's almost a year later now. The horrid gash that was so difficult to look at is now almost non-existent.

The reality is that there are so many ways we all get wounded or sick in life.

Today I am so thankful for healing.

God has an amazing way of, so often, bringing us through the wound or illness and giving us complete healing on the other side.

Healing and a little wisdom that will help keep us from a similar wound again.

[image by bluewinx15(busy)]

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Gratituesday - Nothing profound, just life

Today, what am I most grateful for?

A family where I belong and am loved wildly.
Enough friends that I have to book coffees and dinners three weeks out.
A home that is so big that even my car has a room in it.
Enough clothes to want to complain about the amount of laundry I do.
Two freezers that are full of food.
Appliances that really are the ones who wash the dishes, laundry and cook the meals.
A phone that does everything short of cooking for me.
A laptop that gives me instant access to just about anything I could imagine including friends and family miles away.
A job that is fun, challenging and flexible.

Today I am grateful for the incredibly over-privileged life I live.

[image by John Wardell]