Who knew way back in January just what this year would have in store! We’re only 6 months in and it’s been a wild ride, that’s for sure! I’ve been spending a lot of time this week talking, studying the Bible and praying.
Trying to figure out just what to say to you. You who may be hurting and struggling with any number of things. How can I encourage you and give you hope when I may not have ever walked in your shoes? What can I say that can make your burden a little lighter without patching a band-aid on a gaping wound?
These posts that I write–specifically the “Blessing Posts” on Fridays–have been a way for me to look back at my own life and find the good in it.
The bright spots; the sunshine, if you will. For me, I’ve found that this is one way that I can avoid getting sucked into the negativity vortex. It’s not a guarantee that life will automatically be better, it’s more of an acknowledgement that despite the hard things of life God is still here and there are still good things going on. I never want to isolate anyone by sharing the good in my life. I want to encourage you to find the good in your own life.
There’s been A LOT of good things happening despite the craziness of 2020. On Sunday our Church held a Drive-Thru Graduation Recognition. Even though this wasn’t about me I had SO much fun!
The sun was shining, and it was a little breezy…
People drove up to each graduate’s canopy and said hello, gave their congratulations, and received a treat. It felt SO GOOD to see people again–I even wore a dress for the occasion simply because I could. And to make the day even better my Grandparents surprised us all and came down for the afternoon and evening. Ya’ll seeing their car pull up I was ecstatic! We got to show them the garden and the bunnies, chat over supper and just enjoy each other’s company for a couple hours before they headed home.
Monday, Dad went back to work after being furloughed for nearly two whole months… It’s been a bit of an adjustment getting back into the swing of things, but we’re getting there…
One of my favorite things to do lately has been to spend a few minutes each evening holding Cilantro. He’s the smallest of the bunnies and my favorite! He’s mostly content to just let me hold him and pet him. It may be a really small thing but taking a few minutes each evening to get out, walk through the huge garden, and pet a tiny bunny is almost grounding to me. I can silence the noise of the world, pause, and focus on just one thing. Petting the bunny.
Slowly but surely we are getting back to normal here at The King’s Little Red Homestead…hopefully as all of us begin to get back to normal we won’t forget the valuable lessons that we’ve learned…Have a great weekend.
Until next time,