|Taken as we flew by the trees and the sunset on the way home last night...I know it's blurry, but I kind of like it!|
Last night I went to bed FULL. Full from the joys that God has placed in my life...
I've been gardening and using things from my garden.
I've been chatting with friends via e-mail and skype and phone.
I've had some good times with my family even in spite of the imperfection that is five people living under one roof.
Yesterday was Mother's Day and that little day was part of what made me feel so FULL. That one day represents countless LIFETIMES that have been and are being spent on one of the most admirable accomplishments of which humans are capable.
I don't take having my Mom in my life lightly. For one thing, that was never something guaranteed to me. One choice at the beginning of my life or one choice as my life progressed and she could have been rid of me for good. Somehow she stuck it out, she kept the baby and then she kept the kid. For another thing, God does not guarantee anything. Life is HIS and He does with it as He pleases.
Since it was Mother's Day, I tried to make the day special for my Mom (I'll tell you more about that later). We went with our family to a small production of The Wizard of Oz. The day was long, but fun.
Saturday I read and wrote and we continued the Emma "marathon". There was a trip to run some errands and pick up groceries.
Sometimes life is the same, ordinary, predictable cycle and sometimes that cycle just leaves you FULL.
Before bed I read these words by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
"Christianity is not a theory or a speculation, but a life;
not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process."
I'll be coming back to that quote for a while...It says it ALL so well. This life, this living process, was GIVEN to us by God, the one who created us! We can be sure. In Him, we are ALIVE!
I also read these words from 1 Peter 4:11
"...whoever speaks as one who speaks oracles of God;
whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-
in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
That's it...I've been "feeling" FULL, because I am full!