Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thanks Jen! You Were Right.
You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as frequently about my ancestors so far this year. Well we are only 14 days into 2016 so maybe I should cut myself some slack. After all, I did make it one of my resolutions to maybe slow things down a bit on this blog just because life had gotten quite busy. Busy is good. Busy is also tiring and today was one of those days I was feeling it.
I found myself over at Target around 2pm starting to hit that afternoon slump that comes on when the morning caffeine has completely left my body. My brain grew foggier as I was trying to pick out the least girly looking bathing suit for my 8 year old daughter. She's not into pink, princesses or cartoon characters, so my choices were limited. I narrowed it down to two and got stuck. I had no energy left. I was done. I thought how on earth am I going to make it through the rest of the day. After Target, I had to go home and pack suits, towels, and snacks for each kid before picking them up from school. Then it was off to swim lessons. Afterwards, head back home, quickly change, woof down dinner and then it was my turn to go work out. Fencing practice. Ah-ya. The thought of all this was just about too much and then out of nowhere a ray of sunshine pierced the fog in my mind.
A friend I used to work with many years ago at Bath and Body Works appeared and made me laugh. She had coffee in her hands which planted the seed in my head that perhaps I should seek some out once I was done shopping. We talked briefly about life, our kids, and how tired we were. She's one of these people who when they smile you just can't help but smile and the air around you suddenly feels lighter and brighter. She made a suggestion on what bathing suit she thought would look best on my daughter and it was just the nudge I needed to get the job done. Thanks Jen! You were right. She loved it.
I'm a spiritual person and I don't think it was an accident that my friend showed up at that particular moment when I needed a boost. Sometimes, God sets things in motion so help can arrive when you need it most.
Now with that all being said, perhaps I can carve out a piece of time tomorrow to do something genealogy related :)