Friday, October 24, 2008
From My Heart
Sometimes things happen right when you need them to. Do you agree with that? I often struggle with feeling successful. It's ridiculous and I know it. I chose- no I choose- to stay home with my kids. Yet, I have days where I wonder why I worked so hard in school. I wonder if I am having any impact on the world outside of my home. Then, I think about how that shouldn't matter. I go round and round and still I spend a lot of time struggling with feeling satisfied.
So, for lots of reasons, writing about David's allergy was incredibly encouraging to me. It was humbling and exciting to see so many wonderful comments on my post at Rocks in My Dryer. It is comforting to know that there are so many other people walking a similar path as me dealing with food allergies. I was honored to be able to share with so many people about my experiences.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was most important to say in the that post. My prayer was simple: Let me help someone understand allergies better. I spent time last night going through all of the comments and then following some of the links to the commenter's websites. I was touched that several people linked to the story on their page. I am amazed, humbled and incredibly thankful that my words are having an impact.
This experience made me realize again (this is a lesson I keep having to learn over and over) that no matter what I am doing, if I put my heart into it, great things can happen.
My challenge: Put my heart into my day. Whatever I am doing today, dedicate myself to it. I want to give my tasks my best effort.(Colossians 3:23). That's what's on my mind (and heart) today.