Thursday, April 9, 2009

Not what I was expecting

When I woke up today I was determined to be in a melancholy mood. The weather complied. It was sufficiently gloomy to match my disposition.
Ron didn't have to leave for work until late morning, so the kids and I were (attempting) to plug away at school when he left.
He wasn't gone long. I heard his boots on the laundry room tile and wondered what he forgot, and was he going to interrupt us. He came in and said probably the last thing I expected:
"There's a peacock in our driveway."
The girls and I jumped in the suburban to go check it out. I had brief thoughts of trying to catch it and keeping it as a pet. Of course, it wasn't going to have any of that and started to run away almost as soon we stopped the car.
But it's shimmery blue neck and graceful run gave me pause. "The Lord made that," I thought. Why should I waste any time dwelling on situations that I have no control over and why should I let worries, instead of praise, fill me? I have a loving Savior who made beautiful things for me to enjoy, who wants me to lay all those burdens at His feet.
So, instead of asking "Why?", I should be saying, "Thank you."

5 comments:

Running Mommy said...

Wow that is amazing that you and the kids could enjoy that today! Not everyday that happens! Tiffay

Anonymous said...

What a great and fun interruption! Leigh, I love it that you see and praise God in all his handiwork. You and Ron are setting such a great example for your children...what this old world is so lacking in. I wish I could know you better--I just know we would be kindred spirits!!

Darlene

Laura Moore said...

How amazing is that. God gave you a little present to bring a smile across your face. Where in the heck did it come from??

momof3txvakids said...

Well Darlene, we need to remedy the not knowing each other very well. I'd love for our families to get together!

momof3txvakids said...

Laura, I have no idea where it came from. But I sure would have liked to keep it!

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