Friday, February 26, 2010

The Important Things

Life can get so darn busy. Places to go. Bills to pay. Things to fix. And all of that can make you frustrated and worry and sometimes lose focus. My daughter, son-in-law and precious little grandson Simon are on their way to our house in this terrible snow storm.

My husband is actually going to pick them up about 1 mile from our house after they were involved in a minor fender-bender on the way here. At first I want to be nervous, anxious - but then I praise God that they are alright. Now I am just ready for them to be home and for our son to get here from work. All the other stuff just isn't important when your family is out in the snowstorm. The piles of laundry, the mail to be sorted, the dust on the bookshelves, the shoes laying all over the place - it's just stuff.

And then as I was waiting for them to get here, I find out that my mentor's 6-week old granddaughter, Emma, is in critical condition in the hospital in Michigan. My friend is in China. I cannot imagine how hard it must be on all of them.

I am so extremely thankful that God is able to watch over it all and to provide comfort, peace and healing in the midst of storms and many miles.


Gigi said...

You're absolutely right...we get so bogged down by "life" that we tend to forget what's really important.

What a precious little face...what a blessing, huh?!

I will be praying for your friends grandbaby.

Tanya said...

Oh he is just soo precious!! Praying for baby Emma~