I awoke this morning feeling a little......lost. With a day filled with lists of things to get done, errands to do, and places to go--you may ask--"You know what you must do, where you must go, why lost?"
After being a SAHM for more than 25 years, my youngest is now 15 years old and in 9th grade. My husband's career continues to bless, my daughter's marriage and career have left the gate with gusto, and my MIP continues to show real signs of miracles in progress. Of course, my 9th grade son has a full life of his own growing independence and I am feeling just a little dusty from the stream of exits as I remain home trying to find a new place of my own in this wonderful place I call home.
What I have been doing for a quarter of a century--is no longer required.
It's an early retirement of sorts!
For the sake of brevity, while trying not to overstate, how does one spend her entire adult life rearing thriving children, maintaining a healthy and happy marriage, caring for ailing parents and lose herself in the process?
Still, I know I am not really lost! Just clicking over to Iris's site this morning to sign Mr. Linky for today's Thankful Thursday, I was reminded of the many blessings that hold me together! No matter where I find myself today--no matter what I do today-"this is the day that the Lord has made!" He knows my day, my every day, "they are written in His book!"
Rejoice and be glad!
Today, although I am feeling a little unsure about the direction I am heading, I will be thankful for.....
My family--the family, that as a child, I never could have imagined! I was the rebellious teenager, who based on life's experiences, was determined to never have children! I am so glad that God 'wrote' my husband and my children into my life...into my heart!
For options. Although the road is wide, the path is direct! What a great time we live in. We have so many options and while they sometimes cloud our vision and may even distract, when we surrender our way to God, He uses each one to bring us in line with His great purpose for our life!
For miracles! I am so thankful today for Heather's return home from Mayo where they removed, successfully, a brain tumor. In fact, Heather's testimony continues to be a miracle in progress. Please continue to pray for her as she now faces the necessity of chemotherapy and radiation.
For blogging friends. Seriously, my mood changed dramatically as I read from other Thankful Thursday posts. We are not limited to our feelings; even when we feel lost, feel sad, feel afraid, we are able to rewrite our emotions as we take refuge and BE glad..."But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." Psalm 5:11
I am thankful that even when I feel lost, I know where to run!
How about you? What are you thankful for today?