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Monday, May 17, 2010

Humbled and Blessed by My Daughters

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to please you?  A day when you're just plain cranky and aren't even sure why you feel that way? 

That was yesterday for me.  It could have been because I quit caffeine this week.  Or, it could be the little piles of stuff in seemingly every room of the house that represent tasks or projects that I just can't seem to get to or even have the motivation to complete.  At any rate, I was cranky.  Nothing I did seemed to squelch the feeling of anxiety welling up in me.  I finally left the house so I could escape the reminders of everything I needed to accomplish, thinking that would help me get some new perspective. 

Well, I can say I have a new perspective alright!  I desperately need summer clothes, so I visited two stores and tried on a few things.  Ok, that did not help.  (I'm never eating again.) 

I returned home, even more cranky than before, and tried to tackle one room of the house - the kitchen.  As I was doing that, my girls came in and gave me hugs.  Just quiet, sweet hugs.  As if they knew I was having "one of those days". 

Shortly after that, Julie came to me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that she picked from the flowerbeds along our driveway.  It blessed me that she would think of doing something so sweet for me despite my horrible countenance and attitude.  The next thing I know, Heather brought me a whole passel of rose blooms! 

Isn't it amazing how our children can be so forgiving?  I am so thankful and so humbled that they have such tender hearts toward me.  I am so undeserving of their love and devotion and yet they continue to give it to me...and bless me so much.  Forgiveness...sweet forgiveness....that is what came to mind as I looked at those beautiful flowers and hugged on my girls.  I pray that the Lord will work a heart of forgiveness in me...

I loved walking into the kitchen this morning to see these beautiful flowers right next to the coffee pot.

Have you had an experience when you were humbled by an act of someone else?

All my best to you today,