I remember going to a conference and attending a class called
“The Spiritual Differences Between Men and Women”.
I couldn’t believe my ears because up until that moment I thought we were the only ones in the whole world made like this, so different like this.
In these 35 years who knew the lows would be so low
or the highs so high.
If that 19 year old girl would have known what she knows now,
would she have been so afraid of the lows that comes with two so different becoming one,
that she would have missed the highs of two so different becoming one?
This I know of a surety at age 54 that I didn’t have at age 19,
God’s lovingkindness fills them all,
the highs and the lows and all of the ordinary in betweens,
and all of it a reason to give Him thanks.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal.
-feeling a change of season in the cool morning air
-how everyone in the family adores our little miracle girl
-youngest daughter’s yummy rhubarb blackberry pie
-our whole family home and crowded around the table for dinner together
-a fire in the outdoor fire pit, making s’mores with the grandkids
-youngest daughter able to open her heart to me and ask for prayer
-visiting OMSI with the grandbabies
-“racing” only grandson on our walk around the neighborhood
-the Hub’s wisdom and plan in an area we’ve both been praying about for a long time
-God’s provision, even in the little things
-my mother in law’s joy at seeing her great grandbabies
-a beautiful day together
(Papa and only grandson going to the opening UW Huskies football game,
me and middle daughter and oldest granddaughter having a “girl day”)
-enjoying beautiful Lake Washington
-God’s strength to let go and say good-bye as daughter and grandbabies flew home to South Carolina to make final preparations before returning to Ghana
-blessed Sunday, even on Labor Day weekend!
-celebrating our anniversary
-things to look forward to