Instead you get my tidbits on life today :) I haven't really posted "life" stuff before but today it weighs heavy on my heart. You may want to skip it since it is my ramblings, but I still challenge you to watch the youtube video at the end and remind yourself of what really matters in life :)
Last night I intended to finish one of the projects to show. However, God had other plans. My husband is a volunteer fire fighter.(Fire fighter of the year in fact. I have to brag :) Who doesn't want to be married to a hot fireman? :) ) Last night while I was crafting he was called to a fatal accident. As he was at the accident I was listening to the police scanner. While he was gone I couldn't help but think I stress over all the tiny stuff in my life. I think if my paper isn't lining up right I am in crisis mode. When my kids are fighting I am pulling my hair out. I locked myself out of the house before work yesterday forgetting to shut off the coffee maker and I stressed. I look at what my kids bring home for homework and wonder how we can possibly accomplish that in a night. Those silly things a particular person does that drive you crazy get out of control to you. So, while I stressed out over silly stuff some mother was learning she was going to have to bury her son. This pain is no stranger to my family, as my mother had to do the same when my sister was only 22. So last night I found myself thinking more about all the small blessings and the large blessings in my life. Every now and then God kicks my butt and tells me to think about what I have. Last night was one of those nights. Regardless of your personal religious convictions this message applies to all of us. It is what we choose to do with those little things, how we handle those frustrations that define us.
If you have NOT heard this song you have got to hear it. It is all about the little stuff and how it gets to us.