In the event that your life is as chaotic and unexpected as mine right now...
It's temporary. It's a snapshot. Not the big picture.
In the event that you too have had thousands of dollars worth of unexpected bills because your appliances keep breaking and lightening decides to strike... In the event that you too have walked a long road of a high risk pregnancy... In the event that you too are exhausted, overwhelmed, and going a little crazy... take heart.
In the end... this isn't what you'll remember.
Like me... when it's all said and done... you'll remember the good stuff.
Like the way my husband made me laugh yesterday as we threw away all of the food in our fridge because it went rotten when the fridge died. Like feeling Jayda do the cha-cha in my belly in the late hours of night... Like cuddling the dog that drives me nuts... Like the people who call and make your life just a little sweeter... Like the way my husband looks at me when he gets a new idea... Like standing up to someone who thought they could continue to push you around... Like forgiving that person even when they didn't ask for your forgiveness. Like doing the right thing even when it's the really hard thing. Like the fact that all things really do work together for good for those who love Him.
Because they do. Even on the really bad days... Even on the days when everything feels like it's going wrong.
Because at the end of the day...
bills, broken appliances, rotting food, and plans turning out all wrong... are a snapshot.
The grace... the love... the small victories... the baby kicking in your belly... stealing kisses with your husband... the praising Him even when life doesn't look how you want it to... that's the bigger picture.