It’s been a week full of speed bumps.
You know – those little unexpected things that jolt your day and keep things from running smoothly.
It started with two nights of severe storms. I should say two sleepless nights since the weather radio was going off every 15 minutes all night long – both nights. It got so bad that even when the annoying beeping wasn’t going off – I could still hear it ringing in my ears.
It went on to include Driver’s Ed. for Pedro – including a revised driving schedule to work around.
Then there was the last minute 4H meeting to plan our clubs booth for the fair and a 4H photo shot for the special County Fair edition of our local newspaper with the kids holding their 4H projects – which they hadn’t even started yet!
Yes – that’s right – the county fair is only 2 weeks away – and we are really behind – as in – we never left the starting line!
It was slightly overwhelming.
Did I mention that the kids were sick, and that I ended up at the doctor’s office three times – each one an hour and half round trip?!
To top it all off – last night Buddy stepped on a pitchfork and put a tine clear through his foot. <sigh>
As I got in the van this AM to take him into town for a tetanus shot – the song “Blessings” by Laura Story came on the radio.
“We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things
Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise…”
It struck me once again that God’s blessing don’t always come in the form of sunny days and restful nights, in health and prosperity.
Sometimes God’s richest blessings come in the raindrops and tears of life.
Each day is a blessing from God – no matter what it holds.