Did you immediately start singing Adele in your head?
Me too. Teehee.
In all of the adventures I share on this blog, the decorating mishaps, the self-discovery in our DIY abilities, our continuous excitement of making our house “us”, it’s rare that I just sit down at our kitchen table with a cup of coffee in hand and say, “Hi. How are you today, friend?”
Sometimes I get so caught up in the rush to move on to the next project, but God puts a hurdle in my life every now and then that forces me to stop and breathe.
This weekend, the little one came down a mild case of pneumonia, and while the DIYer in me was disappointed that we had to put our master bedroom project plans on hold for a little bit, the mom in me walked that fine line of being sad that I can’t instantly take this awful sickness away from her and just a teensy bit grateful that I get to snuggle with my footie pajama-clad three year-old on the couch.
How much longer do I really have left of that toddler snuggle time?
I guess what I mean is life threw one of those small lessons at me today that makes me feel totally and completely human.
Obstacles don’t have to be a disappointment if you can find the silver lining. This one little curve ball was just that reminder I needed to keep it all in perspective. To be a child of God first, a best friend to my husband second, a comforter and protector to my daughter third, and then the projects and plans can fall somewhere after that.
We can’t always change our situation, but we can change our response.
Today you are you, flaws, obstacles, and all, no matter what. It’s just about how you embrace it.
I hope to be sharing more of our makeover progress later this week, or at least…that’s the plan.
Until then, how’s life treating you? What exciting things have you been up to? Or are you mainly in survival mode right now? I get it. I really really do.