A Little Surprise
I had a good Father’s Day.
It was a good day.
Relaxing, in fact.
Just what I needed.
After a nice morning at church, we came home and took a family nap — you know, one of those two hour blissful stretches of time where the entire house is completely quiet and completely asleep. It was great.
We then took the inflatable pool out back and set up the girls’ water table so they could play outside for a little bit. Twenty minutes turned into forty and our plans got a tad derailed.
We were going to grill out but because of the time-crunch we decided to hit up The Varsity (an Atlanta staple, but newly opened a ‘sister location’ on our side of town). Chili Dogs FTW! Later on, after putting the girls down for bed, my wife and I enjoyed some floats while we watched LOST on DVD. A perfect ending.
I normally don’t write up “recaps”, but this one was just too good to pass up.
I was reminded about how blessed I was — even though there I have tough times and difficult moments.
I tend to think they are mutually exclusive.
My mind processes things in a very practical fashion. 1+2=3. You know how it works: the problem arises, we work through it, then the solution happens. Wash, rinse, repeat. I don’t typically interject things in the middle, while processing, you know?
Last night I was reminded that our Father is in the business of transformation. That transformation does not always have to follow a set list of commands. Thinking logically, I assume there is a cause and effect to everything. In a simple way, God reminded me that He doesn’t follow a certain set of protocols. One thing doesn’t have to happen for Him to ‘do His work’.
Even in my trying times, He can surprise me with a blessing.