Friday, October 11, 2019

Look for the Joy

I love this quote from Barbara Johnson - what a wonderful reminder, there are times when . . . I have to look for the joy! Now, it is true there absolutely are times when the joy is right there, right in front of me and is so obvious it is impossible to miss it. Such as . . . 
  • When I met my husband
  • We were married and I am blessed to be Dave's wife
  • We had our children
  • I am blessed to be Tiffany's and Dave's mom and Jackie's mother-in-law
  • I am blessed to be a grandma
All big-impossible-to-miss times of joy when it was clear God's blessings where right there, impossible to miss, in my life. I'm sure this is true for you as well.

However; there are also times when we have to look for the joy and when we find this joy we, "find the sparkles" we didn't know were there. Such as, when we are going through something difficult. Something challenging. Something painful. These times when we may wonder where God is, because we may be having a difficult time seeing Him. But then, something happens to remind us God is with us. To remind us of God's never-ending love for us and the ones we love. To show us the joy, the unexpected "sparkles" of the light of God.

As we go through life, we learn to look for the joy - particularly in those difficult, challenging and painful times of life. And, because we are able to find those sparkles of joy, the older we get, the more we know to look for the joy. 

This is an important thing for us to teach to and model for our grandchildren (and our grown children as well). We all have moments of obvious joy in our lives - so will the ones we love. It is those unexpected times of joy we all have as well, which come during the difficult, challenging and painful times of life for which we always need to be watching. 

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo#grandparentingonpurpose 

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