Friday, November 1, 2013

Grace...Go!

Grace for the moment...or for a salad and a couple of hours!
I know that grace means getting something that I do not deserve. That is more than enough. I feel like I should know that everything I have is not just undeserved, but overflowing and abundant. On some days, though, it feels as if I am lacking grace. Zac has been sick all week. On Thursday, I had plans with 3 friends (who finally found a time) to meet for lunch...all together. Zac headed to school with a "just in case" dose of Motrin. At 10:30, he had been there long enough...and he needed to come home. In that moment, I forgot about grace. I was frustrated because I had not had my moment of peace and girl-talk over salad and iced tea. I grumbled and complained and felt defeated. In a last ditch effort, I texted my husband. He knows me, and in that text he must have realized my disappointment. He re-arranged his schedule so that he could work from home. I ate my salad and shared a couple of hours with dear friends. I recognize the blessing... {stop} as grace!

It's Five Minute Friday!
5 minutes is never enough. I don't know how you people do it, but it is, oh so much fun, to try!

Until next time,

Five Minute Friday

11 comments:

  1. sweet! you have an amazing husband- and what grace to recognize it! found you on five minute friday's link up!

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    1. He is amazing. He teaches me lots about grace.

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  2. First, that picture of the salad looks so good to me right now.

    But more importantly, I love your honesty in this post. I love your willingness to be transparent about knowing what you should think and feel but being disappointed nonetheless. Reminding us all what it means to be human and to be in need of grace.

    This is a beautiful snapshot of how grace looks in reality. Grace that is yours, freely given. And grace that you give. And by your willingness to text your husband and to ask his help, you received the blessing of grace you craved. And really, isn't that all God expects of us. To turn to him and to ask him for his blessing. To seek his grace.

    Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself today.

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    1. Oh my...thanks, honest me. Sometimes I wonder how being real makes me look to all of theses who have it so much more together....but then if I'm not real, other people don't have the freedom to be real! I was really blessed that day, by my husband and what he knew I needed and by God for allowing me to see the blessing as grace. Thanks for your sweet words!

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  3. That´s a yummy salad and you definitely needed that kind of ¨grace¨. I hope you´re son´s okay now. :)

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    1. Hi. It is one of my favorite salads at Panera...apple Fuji salad. And Zac is finally better and heading back townschool tomorrow. Thanks!

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  4. Can I let you in on a little secret?!?! I often go over 5 minutes even if it's just to complete my thought... there is grace for that! :)
    So glad you got your "Grace moment" of a lunch with friends!

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    1. Oh I love that secret. I was certain that had to be the case since I can't even read some of them in 5 min. Hehe! Have a wonderful week!

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