Sunday, August 7, 2011

Amazing Grace

Where has the time gone? I can 't believe it's been two months since my last post! That's certainly not a reflection of uneventful days and weeks gone by. Summer is fading quickly. We only have two weeks before the new school year starts.
We finally sold our house! Next weekend we're moving, which means for the time being our home looks like Armageddon! We're living out of suitcases and trying to pack up the final odds and ends. The boys have been threatened within an inch of their lives not to break anything. The hubby is armed with a caulk gun for gluing any wayward areas. If this baby will just stay put for the next three or four weeks, we'll be home free. I will at least get to unpack the kids rooms and kitchen. Everything else can wait a bit. We'll have a few months before guests come for the holidays.
The only other time I've felt this calm despite insurmountable stress was on my wedding day. Hours before my wedding, my florist arrived with arrangements in tow. The only problem: she made the wrong bouquet for me. She was very apologetic and down right scared when I brought it to her attention. Instead of wrapping my hands around her neck and choking the breath out of her (like the usual me would have done), I just calmly asked her if she had the photo that I gave her. She did. I suggested that we just give the bouquet to my maid of honor and asked if she had calla lilies that she could put together to make my bouquet. She did and the show went on without a hitch.
In these situations, God grants me grace and peace to handle the situation. It's like an out of body experience. Whatever the case, I will accept His special gift and maybe one day, I can learn to live in that state.

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