Lately, I have been having a hard time with getting enough sleep. I always wake up exhausted, even when I go to bed at a decent hour. Today I do not have to work until noon, so I was hoping to sleep in a tad; however, when my husband left for work at his usual time of 8, I was unable to fall asleep again. So here I am, watching Harry Potter and drinking coffee in an attempt at getting energized for what could possibly be a long 4 hours at work. You wouldn’t think that a cashier job at Kohl’s would be taxing, but I am not used to being on my feet for that long.
On a more positive note, I have been surrounded by the joy and encouragement I have needed for a long time these past few weeks. I have spent time with friends, who have kept me laughing. I have spent time with my husband, who can drive me crazy, but still keeps me sane and looking forward to the future. I have spent time in God’s word, doing Bible studies with a married group and on my own.
While all these things are wonderful, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything, it’s the small things that have added to and overflown my blessings list. Finding two over-sized mugs for my husband and I to use, printing wedding photos to hang, lighting new scented candles, making plans for matching tattoos with my best friend, a new student schedule, compliments from customers at work, singing praise songs in the car. I could go on and on about the things I have done these past few weeks, but you would still not know the magnitude of joy I am feeling!
God loves to see His children happy. Every time I smile, I can feel Him smiling back. And best of all, this period of joy is not overshadowed by a looming sense that everything is about to go wrong.