While driving to work early one morning this week, I happened to glance out the window and saw a mother and her young son on the sidewalk. The young boy was probably 20 feet ahead of his mother, going as fast as his chubby toddler legs would take him. He had the most joyful look of independence on his little face. And then, he paused briefly and looked back at his mother, whose watchful eyes had not wandered from her child. She too had a look of joy and parental pride on her face. That brief instant captured me...I have walked that same path (metaphorically speaking). I realized this same scenario plays out over and over for us all, whether it be parent and child, teacher and student, supervisor and employee, siblings, spouses, friends. We yearn for independence, yet need the reassurance of knowing that someone who cares for us, is ever watchful and just a few steps behind. I continued in thought, and further realized this is what our God does for each one of us, every day of our lives, AMAZING! Let us all walk this path.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I've been searching for a new coffeemaker for several months now and finally made the purchase a couple days ago. Since I bought this new little jewel during the work week, it sat on my counter for two days until the weekend rolled around and I had time to actually read the instructions and get brewing. I hated my previous coffeemaker with a capital H! Although it was relatively new, the carafe leaked from day one, and dripped on the hot plate causing a nasty, corroded mess! Now I won't name names, but Mr., Coffee making in that #%$!**+!!! machine put me in a foul mood. So why'd it take me so long to buy a new coffeemaker, and then once I had it to actually use it? Silly as it may seem, I'd find a model I liked, but since my kitchen appliances are white, I wanted a white coffeemaker. Guess what? It's not so easy finding a white coffeemaker (or any small appliance for that matter). So, compromises were made. I'm hoping those last two days my old #%$!**+!!! coffeemaker sat on the counter seeing the new one waiting to replace it were painful!!! So, after prepping the new coffeemaker and being alerted by the alarm once the coffee had finished brewing (neat new feature), I must say that first drip-free cup of steaming hot coffee with a healthy dose of skinny vanilla latte creamer was most satisfying! Now to continue my never-ending search for the perfect wine glass...cheers!