I am sitting here in the coziness of our little travel trailer. The kids are finally awake, begging me to make eggs. I’ve already taken the dog for a walk. I’ve managed to not eat the last of the ice cream…(a whole other blog post!) I realized this morning, that God has done some amazingly awesome things for me. I’d like to share my simple day with you.
Yesterday, we hung out with a new friend and her children. We met her neighbor and she shared her life with us. My children went exploring, helped plant seeds and enjoyed the company of new friends. I shared a simple kitchen with two amazing women while we made a simple dinner: potato and leek soup.
** This was the BEST soup I’ve had in a long time! **
I didn’t do anything amazing…but it was amazing. For once, I shared time with two women, without any expectations. We are all in different stages of our lives. We have different trials, burdens, and things that make our daily lives vibrant. Yet, we have things in common…things that REALLY matter. We are all deeply spiritual women. We love our families…even when it hurts. We all have realized the simplicity of Christ and have embraced him with every fiber of our being. It doesn’t matter whether we have everything or nothing in this physical world…we have it all where it really matters…in Heaven.
In many ways, these two women showed me more about life over making a pot of soup, then I’ve learned my entire life.
As I cried last week over the loss of a friendship (that I didn’t think was lost), I had no idea what God had planned for me. When he held me and whispered Beautiful…I had no idea just how beautiful he could make the ashes of my sorrow.
When my husband called me yesterday, he asked if we were having fun. I told him yes, I was having the time of my life. Simply living life.
I’m awed and amazed. I cannot describe how full my heart feels. I didn’t do anything, but simply be. And I feel so whole…completely loved by an amazing Creator…simply allowed to be who I am.