This week has been one that I wish I could’ve hit stop, rewind, and started over–or if that weren’t possible, just fast forward to the end. Yet, in the midst of dealing with children who wouldn’t obey, many nights of interrupted sleep, a sick dog whose remedy caused us to reach into our savings, and vast amounts of urine released onto the floor and carpet from said dog and children, I can easily find how I have been blessed this week.
While I had hoped to write how I was thankful for a week of jury duty, I was only called on Monday (they really should take volunteers) and thus not able to escape the week. There were superheroes to my rescue, though. When I called that I needed to take Scout to the vet, my sister and her husband dropped everything to watch my children. I’ve written about Lisa before; she and Mason helping us is not new, but my thanks for them seems to increase tenfold as time goes by.
They not only show up physically; they invest in the lives of Matt and my children, and they have two of the most generous spirits I know. They play and they love, and my children love them. When Lisa stopped to get Mason coffee, she came back with a chai latte for me–she didn’t ask; she just brought it. When Lisa and Mason saw the vet bill I brought home, they treated us to lunch and a play date at Monkey Joe’s. They give, even when perhaps they shouldn’t, but their generous hearts won’t allow them to do otherwise.
Matt and I have been blessed with a wonderful family, and I could write posts thanking each of them for something they have done. However, I could never write enough posts for Lisa and Mason. I love them and don’t know what I would do without them. Previously, I had written that Lisa and I might not be friends if we weren’t sisters because we are so different. I was right–her heart is a thousand times bigger than mine, and I could only hope to be so lucky to have a friend like her.
For this Focus on it Friday, for whom or what are you thankful this week? Share in the comments section, and help us to remind one another that we are blessed!