The last several months of my life have been a whirlwind of activity. I have been excited and anxious, elated and overcome, overwhelmed and thankful, overjoyed and amazed. There has been a consistent thread of oh my goodnesses happening that I have just plumb exhausted myself.
As the mom taxi drives from Oakland, to Richmond, to Castro Valley, to Stockton, to Modesto, to Hayward, to Fremont and through Tracy to drop off and pick up my kids and your kids and their kids - I long for the days unencumbered by little people and big people so needy and necessary in my life and for my life. I long for the day many moons ago when the only person I had to take care of was me. The longing is only temporary however when I am allowed to rejuvenate myself in this way and in the way of encircling myself with others who are on a mission to achieve and do something more and better with their lives, that I have a talk with myself. This talk comes in the form of quiet, of fingers clicking on keyboard and alone in my head I wake up inside of myself, and thank God for the ability to miss the lazy days knowing that the minute I stop moving, that is when He can take over and talk to me.
He has shown up and shown out in so many ways these past few months and I know without a doubt that I and my children are blessed. I know that he is watching over us all and I know that those that love us, he takes care of. Our God is an awesome God and my God is a friend.
Today was a holiday, Veterans Day and I APPRECIATE the sacrifice of life and limb that so many have been willing to give for my safety and for my ability to climb into a warm bed at night in the security that, God willing, I will wake up and be able to complain yet again about being too tired and longing for some lazy times. I am humbled by what He has continued to do and so I make myself write and say thank you - thank you and thank you again.