>> Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday evening my husband, John, and I went out to eat with a friend. We’ve gotten quite close to this young lady, as she stayed with us for about a month…along with her dog, Vivien. During that time, we often left Vivien at home with our dog, Charlie.
Nothing was ever amiss when we returned.
Not so Friday evening. After the meal, our friend visited for a while and then went home. I went to our closet to get ready for bed. And what a mess I found. One of John’s shoes was still intact…the other had been destroyed…and partially eaten.
Who did it? We will never know the answer. Neither dog has had an intestinal problem.
But sometimes life is just like that. Everything is great…all our shoes are intact and matching. And then life happens. Without warning we feel like our foundation is destroyed. Pieces of our life are scattered everywhere. We may or may not know the perpetrator.
That’s not the point.
It’s what you do with those pieces that matter. Life may never look the same as it did before, but you can learn to live with a new normal. The little things matter more…a friend’s touch means a lot. And those scattered pieces are not the focus.
Peace and love and joy and caring and togetherness bring warmth into our lives…and God’s love surrounds us.
“God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.” Psalm 51:10 (MSG)