Like I do everyday I got in my car headed to the school to pick up my 15 year old. It was like any other day except this day was different, he was kinda of mopey. I turned to him to ask him what I ask him everyday “How was your day son”? He says not good I hurt my thumb.
I looked down and it was very swollen and he was in pain.
As a stay at home mom we can think about a million things all at once. Shameful to say, all
I could think about was the “mess” I had a home that was not going to get done this day. I then started thinking about my plans for the evening that were also not going to get done.
Walking through the door at home I was greeted with “my mess” to only be reminded again that it would not get done this day. I then explained to my husband what had happened and that the plan for tonight was to head to the ER.
Dad finished up school with my little one and we headed to the ER.
As we were driving to the ER I could feel I was starting to get irritable. I still kept thinking about my mess at home that was not going to get done this day. We get to the ER only to find out we were redirected to the other side of the building. At this point I knew how the rest of the night was going to end. Get to other side and could not find where to park. After about 15 min of driving around we found where to park and headed in.
We walk into the Children’s ER only to be reminded of Gods love. There was only 2 people in front of us. We got in with only about 10 minutes of waiting. Now if you have ever been to the ER you know you are not seen quickly. God with His quite voice reminded me as we were sitting in the room waiting on the doctor that I am here in all of “your mess“. I was then able to look at the entire day through Gods eyes and see the true blessings sitting before me.
My son hurting his thumb gave us uninterrupted time to chat. Which I make time for alot however 3 hours with no interruption is rare. I was then able to feel the peace of God that if we look at our messes through OUR eyes all we see is a mess. When we look at our messes with HIS eyes we see blessings!
As I hurried home I was over whelmed with joy of “my mess” waiting for me at home. I come through the door, lean up against the wall to embrace each blessing from the mess awaiting me. Table filled with papers, scrapbooking materials, a bible tons of paper and I’m reminded of the fellowship I had with a friend while we scrapbooked. The long talks and how we always talk about Christ. The precious moments with my son who loves to do anything crafty and the long talks.
I then move to the corner of the room to find tubs full of military gear. I am then reminded of the sacrifice that my husband made for our country for 20 years to provide us freedom. The years we were apart while he served over seas. The ups and downs that drew us closer to Him. How our family became closer through his time in. Most of all that the journey is over, the chapter is closed and we are moving on to the next part of our journey.
I then come to the laundry sitting in the middle of my kitchen floor. I am reminded and thankful that there is laundry to be done. For our washer/dryer. Most of the all the blessings that call me mom because our time is short and there will be a time when they are out and the laundry will be no more.
When you look at your messes to you see a mess or do you see your mess as blessings? I would love to hear how God shows you His blessings through your mess!
Serving Him With Joy,