I know, it probably sounds mundane. No lights, whistles, expensive dinners, big gifts. But to me, the blessings just keep on coming...
- Cleaning my house usually means company is coming. This company is in the form of my 4 siblings, spouses and kids. A house full of love and laughter. Memories of my childhood as one of five while watching my own five. Surreal in the best possible way.
- Parading (really, when I said, "where is the line?" to the man behind me he said, "you are the line" LOL) with 5 kids in tow to the post office means I am ON TIME to send a dear friend her Christmas greetings. The entire exercise had her (and my other friends who spend their days surrounded by many peeps) on my mind and made me realize how blessed I am to have these women in my life. Women who know that the act of going to the post office is as much a show of my affection to them as the gift that is sent.
- Laundry. Tons. I think I did 4 loads yesterday and I'm on load #3 today. How blessed we are to have running water, a working machine in our house and enough clothing to keep us warm. How much we should work at helping those who do not have such luxuries (like taking clothes to the mission) - ooh, double bonus on that one!
Wishing you joy and blessings in the big and small on this wonderful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.