While I write this my throat feels like I am swallowing razor blades...yep, I caught strep throat UGH!!! I am sure the antibiotics will kick in and soon I will feel back to normal. Today though, I feel as if I was run over by a truck. I am so darn tired. I am lying in bed and hoping for a nap! Thankfully, two of my children are at school and my two year old is enjoying the snuggle time with Mommy.
As I sit here, my little girl is next to me looking at books and momentarily watching Dora. Every once in a while she will respond to the TV (she cracks me up). Here in this moment, sore throat and all I am once again reminded of God's presence in my life. Yes, I wish I was outside playing with my daughter, but here we are together. We are quiet and tired but when she smiles at me BAM there it is...God's Grace.
I am teaching First grade Christian Formation class this year and one chapter covered how we receive God's Grace in our life through Baptism. I read through the chapter with the kids and we discussed it, but it really takes moments like these to realize HE is always there if we WANT him to be. Even though we may not feel great or we may not be having a superb day, all we have to do is pause and take a moment to look around. Look at all the blessings in our life (sometimes this takes a long hard look) but they are there. They are all around you. Whether it is the cardinal perched peacefully on your deck, the beautiful blue sky despite the cold breeze, the glimmer of sunshine through the clouds, or your two year old runny nose and all snuggled up against you making you feel like queen of the world. These are all moments of grace. Cherish these moments and take these with you always.
Life gets SO busy and moments like these remind us to slow down a bit. Enjoy what HE has put in our lives (good and bad). With it all (good and REALLY hard days) comes a lesson if we let there be one.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter filled with love, good health and JOY!
This time I keep my word...I will be back next week. I am going to enjoy these next few days with my hubby and children. HAPPY EASTER
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them. ~Author Unknown