If I weren’t choosing joy today, I would write another one of my angst-filled posts where I talk myself down off the cliffs of worry and loneliness and longing for better days ahead. I’d write about my concerns about our realtor and the timing of our house sale and about how much I miss our family being together, how I miss my husband in daily life, and how I can’t wait for my big kids to come back and fill the house with noise and chaos again.
But today, I chose JOY … I chose to sit and realize I am blessed. This is the day GOD made … for me.
My life – though somewhat on hold right now – is full and fulfilled. I get to sit right here on this porch in the shade on a summer day and watch a happy 3 year old play and splash in her little pool …
and run around the yard, playing some kind of make-believe game with make-believe friends that she reaches her arms out to and talks to as if she could see them.
Apparently, there are friends who live under this tree … they twirl and dance and giggle. And I got to sit and watch the story unfold. I am so glad I chose JOY today. I am glad MiMi did too … and shared it with me.