Friday, January 27, 2012

The Rhythm of Life

Some days feel like a caption off a hallmark card…you know the feeling…those days when just the thought of being alive overwhelms you, the sun shines, the flowers bloom…you sense the beauty of God's creation and you exude joy!

Those days the rhythm of home and life seems to flow smoothly and you can easily get lost in the beauty of it all.  I love to soak up those days when they arrive…learning to thank God for these small glimpses of glory.

Then, there are those days when the rhythm of life seems to bump and weave and create havoc.  Instead of a home serene and clean, you get mounds of clutter in corners of your home due to sickness.  Instead of sitting down to dinner at the big table, you spend your time on couches with sick children.  Sometimes strange things happen…like both Mommy and Daddy getting a stomach bug at the same time…and then you realize you are thankful for different things.  Thankful that it is not always like this…thankful that you have an older daughter who knows how to keep the rhythm of the home going for the others and to take care of her parents when needed…thankful that God is still God no matter what is happening…thankful for Christian friends who help out when needed...and thankful that you once again get a glimpse of glory by realizing you are bound for a place where there is no more sickness.  These are the days we have had this last week.  But God is still God…and He is training us for His purposes.  And for that, we can always be thankful!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

amen! I am so thankful for the Body of Christ who has helped my family and I when we couldn't help ourselves.

Pray it will be smooth-sailing for awhile.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your illness. What a wonderful thing to have such a special daughter who steps up to plate in your time of need. You are truly blessed! Hope you are all on the mend now.

Camille said...

Sorry you were sick my friend. Trust you are all better now? :)
Isn't it precious when the children care for us?? Joy!

Love to you!