It's that time of year again. The time of year where I am here away from my home, taking care of my mother in love. (It has been a few years since I first heard a dear sister in Christ call her husband's mother a "mother in love" and I LOVE that term!) Being responsible for the pillar of your husband's family holds a lot of ...well, responsibility.
Summer started just last week. In some ways, it seems like a long time has passed since the last day of school, but at last, it has just been a week. A week of in my mind having a difficult time knowing the responsibility I would soon face.
I have been here, and she has been under my care for eight hours. Let me first say that I am overwhelmed with such love for this precious lady. I have been humbled, and feel such honor to be trusted as it also can't be easy for her. She is in a very vulnerable place - being unable to feed herself well, use the potty alone, let alone needing someone to be there to tend to you every need. I realized how blessed I truly am. How blessed we all are, for this special lady has taught me much.
All this, and little did I know ..... that I would be given a second look at the way I choose to worry over stuff that doesn't matter. I am taking stuff that doesn't define life .... but really is just there to complain or grumble about. I think HOW DARE I. How dare I spend so much energy on unfruitful thoughts and behaviors.
Note to self: It's time to stop sweating the small stuff, and embrace all the little things in life that really bring a smile to my face . Those things that will leave a legacy of it's own in those closest to me.