Sometimes you find the day, other times the day finds you. Does that sound odd? Well, thinking Ann Voskamp style (really is our Lord speaking through her!) is the whole concept of being thankful. So I begin the year with my first item of gratitude...
1. Thankful it is only fleas, not lice
2. Embracing children that serve by vacuuming, taking care of baby while I do laundry, and say with a forced grin, "I like cats'.
3. A dear man that listens to my rambles through the tears of, a day...
Today the day found me, quite unexpectedly. Oh how 4. thankful I am for friends/sisters that listen to my stories and can laugh with me. A visit to the vet ($$) not sure how that happened...and news of the little pests arrive. I want to ignore what I found in the office before she (the vet$$$) arrived. I had seen no evidence of these 'things' but suddenly and most intrusively the have made their mark and now have to be taken care of. That meant a day of up and down and all over cleaning. I only just stopped to read a blog or two and write my own, therapy really! I think the boys are now convinced that animals are not necessary!! Especially cats (like their dad!)
Tonight, they sit alone downstairs with a treatment to cure the pests. I know they don't like it! Lady ignores me when I go see her and poor Brownie is just happy to see someone!
5. For moments to reflect for therapeutic reasons!
Psalm 5:1 said today, "Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry.'
May seem a bit crazy, but yes i groaned and cried today over fleas! I need to get over the moments a wee bit faster now don't I!? But I was reminded that I am not alone..."in the morning you hear my voice." He hears our cries from whatever situation we encounter. So grateful for that fact.
Cling to the truth, God is here