This past week was kind of wild. I didn’t do much of what I intended and felt those “to-do’s” following me around. I spent a lot of time doing other stuff.
My son was sick all week, so we spent time taking care of him. Our van has lived a good, long life, but it needs more work than we can spend, so we sold it and hunted for a new pre-loved car.
All week I felt like my heart and mind were going about a million miles an hour, but my actual speed was about zero.
But isn’t that honestly what most of life is like? Doing what is in our now while feeling like we need to be doing something else?
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15
My husband is not someone who complains. Seriously, he never does. And sometimes I don’t realize that the things I find hard, he does too. But he doesn’t say anything because complaining doesn’t change what is.
I’ve always admired that about him. And I’ve been slowly learning to pack up my complaints.
This past week I could have complained. Let everyone know that mama had a huge list of to-do’s not happening. That looking for a new car is hard, especially on our tiny budget. That being stranded at home with sick kids and no car is terrible.
But even with all the crazy, I had time to sit with my husband and kids and watch cat videos. And play some board games. And listen to their dreams. And just be.
I’m learning this. To value today. Be content in whatever life throws at you. Be ready and be present for the people around you, because you all, together are headed to a far greater eternity than you can hope for. And complaining won’t change it or make it come faster. It’ll just rob everyone of the jokes and the joy along the way.
Praying for a week filled with you shining like a bright light, no matter what comes ♥.