It was a perfect mid-morning coffee break. New organic blend. Steamy and fresh. PBS on the tube and my girlies chillin’ on the sofa.
I really needed that five minutes.
Then I left the room for like a minute. I swear. I only went to return a stray hairbrush to the bathroom drawer. I sat down to catch up on email and sipped my lovely coffee when something the consistency of pasty, wet cotton ball was introduced to my mouth.
(Cough. Gag. Regurgitate.)
Hmmm. I studied the debris field splorfed out before me in a methodical, CSI-ish manner. Of course. This could be none other than a soggy tortilla chip strategically placed in my coffee.
Let me reiterate the fact that I was gone for “like a minute.” Mere seconds. This was definitely the handiwork of my little Lovey. Yes. The 2-year-old.
And I have to say that this scenario is rather indicative of my life at the moment. It seems that every time I turn around. Soggy. In mere seconds. Mush.
This is merely a season. A
tough frustrating exciting, faith-building season. I believe the best things in life happen when you are pushed beyond what you believe to be your own limits. However, I find it increasingly difficult to wait. And wait. And wait some more. I have never been accused of being patient. But I’m trying. Really. And the not-so-distant future is shaping up to be pretty darn promising.
(Remember the Fridge Flap from February? Yeah. Still living out of cooler… for reasons I hope to divulge soon.)
Fast forward to the afternoon. We stopped to visit my hubby at work. I left for like a minute. Mere seconds. And there it was. The office floor displaying a crayon mural. Snap! Lovey looked up at me and said, “Isn’t it magical?”
And she was mostly right.
Beautiful messes can be downright magical.
” Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life.”
Psalm 23.6 (The Message)
Ha ha ha ha!!! I love that ornery little squirt!! I love your outlook on life. Thanks for making me smile.- Julie
Hey sweety… your “D a r n” looks like a naughty word – might want to check your font lol Love you!