Sometimes we find people who remind us just how lucky - and weak - we are. And remind us that we can choose to be strong. If you do not know Misty at A Road Less Traveled, well you should. She will inspire you. Unless you are a plastic mannequin. But even then? Ever seen the Movie Mannequin?
Ah, I digress.
See Misty is facing some amazing challenges in her life. Yet she finds in each one a blessing. Strength. A gift from God. I have learned these lessons from which she draws her strength. I have studied them in various churches. I like to think I have Faith. That God and Jesus have a purpose in my life.
And yet last tonight? I threw a temper tantrum at my son for some silly stuff, all because I had a rough day/night at work and am totally stressed and seriously burned out.
When I should be thanking the Lord I have so much work. I have more billable hours than I can handle. Which in this economy means I have a job. Means my kids can go to their fabulous private school where they are thriving. Means they will go to college. Means we can afford luxuries like trips and cars. Means I don't have to wonder how I will afford bread and milk and medicine when they are sick. Means I can afford the time and money to give back to those who don't have a darned thing.
So Misty? Thanks. A Lot.
And God Bless You. And little Isaac.