Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It's All Good...
You know, you can take a vacation but when a family of five travels together, I've found that we come with all our baggage and by that I don't mean our suitcases. I love my family. Really, I do. I wouldn't trade a single one of them but at times family life is challenging.
Today we drove down the coast and stopped in at two different wildlife refuges. To be fair, those sort of activities are right up my alley. In fact, they're probably more my favorite thing to do than just about anything else. My husband likes wildlife, but would probably rather be aiming a gun at it (you know, hunting)! My children, well, they tolerate their very uncool mother who drags a bird book and binoculars on practically every outing we take down here. Hey! You never know when you'll need either one! None of them would choose to visit a wildlife refuge if they had any other option, I'm sure.
So there was a bit of whining and weariness as we traveled merrily (or, not so merrily) along. That's just the way it goes, isn't it? We love each other but continue to sanctify each other daily. Jesus has promised us that this life would not be easy but He has promised to walk with us each day. As we walk with him, we will continue to sand each other's rough spots until, hopefully, we're polished and gleaming.
Shine, people, shine!