You may think you have the best family in the history of the universe, but you don’t.
I know I don’t deserve it. I don’t recycle enough and I can be petty and selfish and I sometimes pray for things like losing weight when many are starving, and there’s a lot of other bad stuff I’m not going to tell you about.
The only thing I can attribute my family to is grace. Period. But there you have it. Yes, we have our own set of crazy, but I’m still convinced my family is the best.
Anyway, now that we’ve got that straight, I want to introduce you to one of my two wonderful brothers. I like to call him “Baby David” and he calls me “Sweet Sis” and he is one of the kindest, most godly men I know. He’s on the right below, washing dishes at Thanksgiving with John.
Last Friday he wrote me such an encouraging note in response to the One Word post. He, like so many of you, will text or email, or FB message me with these incredibly rich insights that others don’t get to see unless they’re in the comment section here on the blog. So I asked David if I could post some of the words from his email and he graciously said “yes.” Here’s what he wrote:
I’m like you in that I want everything now! Projects done fast, answers fast, results fast..you get it. So I’ve been trying to think about my one word for the year and nothing seems to fit. Last week I realized that I might have to wait for a while before the word came to me and then it was like Charlie Brown in a Charlie Brown Christmas. As Lucy sits at her little makeshift desk out in the snow to give Charlie Brown her psychological advice, she rattles off the all of those phobias finally getting to the phobia of a fear of everything and CB goes, “That’s It!”
My word is “wait”. And as you so appropriately said in your last blog post, Ughh! I wonder how many of your readers really LIKE their word. 🙂 Then I realized how perfect that might be. What’s wrong with waiting all year to find out what your word was?
I sat down on New Years day and read some of your blog about looking for themes for the year. Waiting seems to go hand in hand with listening and since I’m a “visual”, the picture that comes to mind is sitting out in a deer stand in the woods and simply spending the day observing all that God has created. It involves waiting AND listening…waiting to see what creatures will be scurrying about, how the sky will change with clouds and sun and shadows…listening for the wind, the birds, the animals unseen as they honk, snort, whistle.
I can do that.
Ok, I cry every time I read that. It sounds like “Yes, Lord, ok.”
One word, or two words, or three. “I can do that.”
Do you have an update on your One Word experience?