It never ceases to amaze me how remarkable God’s timing is for me. After this past week’s health challenges with our boys, the lack of sleep was beginning to take its toll. The laundry had gone from a small hill to a magnificent mountain, the dishes had began to spill over from the overfilled sink onto every free counter space, and the living room floor appeared to have been part of a tornados path, as my boys have both used it as their play place during recovery. The entire scene that I took in each time I entered my home, was overwhelming. It seemed that every effort I extended to begin to take on the mess, was in vain.
Yesterday, my mom came for a quick overnight visit on her way home from my grandma’s. Not only did she tag-team errand running with the boys and me, but she partnered with me in an all-out assault on this disaster zone. More than that, she led the way. She truly has a gift for transforming spaces from dismal to delightful with a whirlwind of work. God provided me with the very help I needed most, at the perfect time. Side-by-side, the rooms of wreckage became a clean, organized and presentable place once again.
When I at last laid down my head to rest, I slept soundly for the first time in several nights, and woke feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy this bonus day off. My entry into the living room was greeted by the sweet sight of Adventurous and my mom snuggled on the couch, and I was again reminded of how truly blessed I am. Cautious soon joined in our room of relaxation, and peace continued to permeate in this place.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our ever present help in time of need, and that You care about even the little things that bless our hearts and provide peace. Lord, thank You for the blessings that remind us just how much You love us and see each of us individually. Lord, may I be used to bless others as You have provided my mom to bless me. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present