This is how we roll. We make great sweet, tasty, thirst-quenching lemonade out of the lemons we've been handed. For example, thisthe fabulously soft purple (my favorite color) rug in "my" bathroom at the Kohl's House. And this,
"my" bathroom. So while it totally sucked to have the reality of "moving" into a room at the Kohl's House that will be my home for at least a couple of months, I am so appreciative and grateful for that soft purple rug under my feet as I'm cleaning up...and for my own bathroom. I really am. Please remind me of this as our time here drags on and I forget :-)
Shelby has always lived by this motto, although she does not know it. "Making lemonade out of lemons" or "Just keep swimming" like Dory sings in Finding Nemo. She can do it; then I can do it. I miss Riley and Avery (and Scott) SO much, but I know this really is just a temporary and small bit of time in our lives.
Shelby watched Evan Almighty yesterday and the night before. She really loves that movie. I was really struck watching it these past few times on how God did everything in His power to gain Evan's full attention. Then I think of my life. Is God delivering large amounts of wood to my house, having animals (2 of every kind) follow me (you have to have seen this movie to understand that)...trying His hardest to get my attention? Or, have I already given it to Him? It really hits me in the movie when God starts laughing at Evan's statement that building an ark was not in his plans. God laughs and laughs and then says "Your plans?!" My prayer tonight is that I am allowing my heart to be open to His plans, not mine. His plans to love Shelby and take care of her as only her loving Heavenly Father can. His plans that her "new" liver will come when it is time for it to come. Thank you, God, for this day.
Sorry if my "theology" is a bit jumpy. I may be a PK, but I do not have a degree in religion or theology. It is just my heart speaking.
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