I am currently working on a couple of blog posts but needed a break so I signed on to my Facebook account. I had been messaging back and forth with a friend that I am very concerned about right now. I found this message:
Love you for your compassion and for being someone that knows God- in that great, loving, non-judgmental, non-punishing, protective, peaceful way - that He is.
The words she wrote were very humbling. They brought me to tears. In the midst of all of life's issues- Lila taking a few steps back in some areas, my cluttered house, never enough time in the day, laundry piling up, sick of never being able to see my family, people throwing the word "retard" around, people arguing about politics, people arguing about whether or not Americans should be giving aid to Haiti, and the list goes on and on, her words were a reminder to me of what matters most.
Reaching out to others. Being the hands and feet of Jesus. Just "being there" for people.
So thanks. For the kind words, and for the reminder.