Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Note.

Today was hard. It was a rough day of work. I didn't sleep as well as I could last night, not out of fear or illness, but more out of the knowledge that my loved ones were miles away (us moms worry too much ), so I was tired. The heat was horrible. Summers in the south can be suffocating at times (and it is only JUNE!). My dog had an upset stomach and of course I found that out first thing this morning by stepping in it. Yeah, I knew it was going to be some kind of day after that... Ever have just one of THOSE days?

One of my goals was to clean my house while my family was gone. As I was concentrating on the task at hand, going through a pile of "papers" left on the kitchen counter, I came across a little sheet of paper. Realizing it was my daughter's handwriting, I thought I had come across a note or something. Much to my surprise I found a little burst of "joy." God sent me a little reminder...

I soon realized that the skies had turned dark. In a matter of moments they let loose and fed the dry grounds. We needed the rain so bad and here it was pouring "coolness" and relief with every drop. As I heard the raindrops splash against the windows, I felt like God had sent a shower to pour over me and refresh me as well.

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God." Psalm 42:1

It is on those "dry" days when I realize the most how much I long for the Lord. When everything is just kind of "blah," I realize I need His shine more than ever. I am so thankful for a Savior who desires to "pour" life into us and shower us with blessings everyday, even when we want to be all moody and sometimes difficult.

I've said it before and I will say it again; GOD IS GOOD.

Oh, and in case you were wondering what the sheet of paper said, here it is, in my daughter's handwriting...it doesn't get much better than this....Have a great day!


Five Moms & A Blog said...

I am glad that your day is getting better!

I hope that you sleep better tonight, your dog's stay healthy and you get lots done this week!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Sorry, forgot to mention this is Nan!

~ Nan

Amber said...

Sleep well tonight. You just so happen to be my favorite sister!!! *wink*

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Ohhhh....God is so good to have you find that note at just the perfect time! I love this God story!

Lauren said...

that is just too precious! I'm so glad you had a bright start in your day after such a rough beginning!:) You must have such a sweet daughter!

Thanks for stopping by - come again soon!!

Steve & Joanna said...

Love "grace"...have a great (and quiet) week!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh wow!! I have had those days!!! And what a drenching of his love you got on this day--thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! My heart is just filled to overflowing with His Grace!!

Jim said...

I tried last night to comment, but my pc refused to record it...so here's my second attempt.

Your blog came just at the right time yesterday, for I was somewhat down in my brain, dealing with some issues that I let "get.next.to.me" and being generally just tired and hot at the same time. You PULLED ME UP like a cool breeze - to realize our Lord's EVER PRESENT GRACE in spite of all of our issues and weariness. I am reminded of the "domino affect" - that which Kayla did was a falling domino (struck by another one we may never know) that caused yours to fall upon mine, which hopefully will do its own task of affecting someone else down the line.

Thanks for "bumping me" the right way.

I Love You,

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwww, what a great little note placed in just the right place by her hands and GOD'S for you to find at just the right moment. =0)

Glad you were able to find some peace. I was home all alone last night too as my kids spent the night away at friends. But since it was just ONE night, I did okay. I wouldn't want to do that too often though.

Anonymous said...


Wow! I know how that is to find such a note like your daughter’s. It is very precious. I am happy you had that little note to brighten your day…and the rain to cool it.


Gretchen said...

A God hug, indeed. Thanks for sharing it and blessing us, too.