What is Gratituesday? Gratituesday was started by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers as an opportunity to express your thankfulness to God for anything and everything.
I am so blessed that I don't just have what I need, I often have two or three of what I need.
Today, I was running around like a crazy woman trying to get errands and chores done early so that I could go to the visitation for a dear church member who passed away. I was putting the baby in his seat this evening, thinking about how thankful I was for Husband's desire to stay home to do homework at watch Jack (who is ill), when my neighbor pulled up.
My neighbor is a single mom of two children, a toddler and a newborn. She lives on the third floor. She came home from work, looking tired but cheerful. I then watched her pull her baby out of his seat, and then her sleeping toddler, and carry them both inside and up the stairs. And she did it so quickly I couldn't get there to help in time. I was impressed. I thought: that woman needs a sling. I know her financial situation is limited. She does not appear to have any local family to help her out either. All the things John and I do as a team, she is doing alone. Wow.
|Andy, 3 months old, sleeping in a sling. Mama's best friend.|
I climbed into my seat and did my usual pre-flight checklist. Diapers? Keys? Wallet? Phone? Oops, no phone. So I ran upstairs to grab it. And I realized, I am really blessed. I have so much. Too much. Look at it all piled up. On complete impulse I grabbed my back-up sling (freshly washed and barely used) and a card from my mail supplies basket before running back down to the car.
I scrawled a quick note and left the sling and card in her car. Tonight I checked, and the sling was still there, so I printed a quick babywearing how-to guide and added it to the gift.
I am thankful for all the abundance in my life. I am far from rich, but I have more than enough of everything, including family and friends. Thank you God for blessing me with enough to share.
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