List of Things I'm Thankful For:
Text from Drew: Hey.
Drew: Why don't you answer your phone?
Me: It's in my purse. In my bedroom, blah, blah, blah.
Drew: Can you make me some crepes?
Me: Haha. Now?
Drew: Yes. I've had a craving all day.
Me: OK. See you in a few minutes.
1. I'm thankful that he asked. (I'd just being wondering, earlier in the day, based on a question I'd read designed to get teens talking, what meals/foods I've made in the past that my kids would ever crave. I'm not much of a cook. I don't have any 'famous' meals...) So him asking for crepes, was kinda nice. An affirmation that I did make at least one thing that one of them thought about after they moved out.
2. I am SUPER thankful that I had all the ingredients. That was unexpected. I don't stock a full inventory of groceries here, so it was lovely to have milk, flour, eggs, and salt in the house.
3. I am thankful that I was home and had no plans. Gasp. I know.
4. I am thankful that he didn't ask for something more complicated. Or time consuming.
5. I am thankful that he was in the mood to talk. Like, three hours of talking. About real things.
6. I am thankful that I'm a mom. I don't rock this role. I was reminded again tonight how very ill-equipped and unprepared I was to raise three boys on my own. Oh Lord. Such a hot mess. But I'm glad God and my boys are still letting me be a mom. Eventually I'll get it right. Maybe.
Saw this quote on twitter this evening...
(Tweeted by a woman who is a fanatic about Outlander. Most of her tweets are about the show or the book. So I was surprised/delighted to see this:)
"You are not just here to fill space or be a background in someone else's movie. Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you. We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us."
WHICH I LOVE.
And it totally reminded me of what September mentioned in her blog post from yesterday ...
One thing I know about each of us is that we have a voice and God needs us to use it. Our lives definitely affect and influence those around us. Our words and our actions are an entry point for God to bless those around us. Our words and our actions can bring encouragement to those around us. They can bring comfort. They can bring delight. They can bring truth and hope. They can bring life. What we do and say matters in a world that is hurting and broken. Every one of us makes a difference in the lives of our families, friends, coworkers and even the strangers we see.