Tuesday, April 19, 2011
No More Monkeys . . .
Do you remember this? Well, my youngest monkey did just this yesterday and while all my monkeys have done this countless times, this time the landing was all wrong.
Yep, a compressed fracture is what they are calling it, and he won't be able to see the orthopedic doctor until tomorrow.
This book by Ann Voskamp was all over blogland and I had just picked it up from my library. Not coincidentally, I was on the chapter of "what in the world, in all this world, is grace?" Ann's writing is rich in poetry; very beautiful. She unveils the power of eucharisteo, being thankful where ever you are, living a full life of gratitude. Because without it we are simply not living, living empty. But, even during hard times God is with us turning the ugly into something beautiful, His beauty from ashes. Being able to find and experience his grace, seeing life through His lens, His Word.
In my journal I am recording His gifts,
5. Kind and gentle medical staff to care for little monkey.
6. Older monkeys who helped serve little monkey's dinner and carry his laundry to his room without any prompting from Mom monkey.
7. Dad monkey's humor in the situation. Laughter is surely good medicine!
Choosing to live a life of gratitude today.