My very first post on this blog is The Journey Part I. As I said then, and am saying today, we are always taking steps on our Journey's. Sometimes forward, sometimes backward, and sometimes we have to step to the side.
This week was a step forward, but definitely in a different direction than I expected. My Mom had a health scare, so instead of flying off to Florida, I drove off to my hometown to help take care of her.
Here are some of the blessings that have come with this step in a different direction-
Taking care of someone who took such good care of me when I was sick.
(Until I was probably 35 I would cry for my Mom whenever I threw up).
Spending time with my Mom and Lil'Sis, working together to help each other.
Loving someone so much that when they are hurting or sad you are too-
Yes, that is a blessing!
Enjoying our time together, even when it isn't always the fun stuff.
Praying for big and small details to be worked out, that seem to hard to even think about, and God with such ease working things out perfectly.
Knowing that we are each so intimately known and love by the God of the Universe!!!
With each and every hardship in our lives come many, many wonderful blessings.
That doesn't mean that we don't hurt, or feel frustrated, angry, or tired sometimes, but it does mean that God works all things for good for those who love Him.
I just pray that I can continue on my Journey with lots of love, grace, patience and mercy, which are all gifts that can only come from God!
I am Blessed!!!