Sunday, November 11, 2012

Little Surprises

Some things are for certain. Like laundry. 
Some things are surprising. Like the speed at which laundry multiplies. 
Good gracious. Bunnies have nothing on the multiplicative power of laundry.

But life is still full of little surprises.

Like finding the Virgin Mary at the bottom of the girls' laundry hamper.

Where else would she be? I mean, why NOT in the bottom of the laundry hamper?

Maybe it's because I'm doing laundry after midnight and even BestestHusband and the dogs have gone to bed. But it made me smile. 
It's a nice reminder that even in the mundane, joy hides, waiting for you to find it. This week was full of little joys: 
  • I found encouragement and support in strangers, even after a difficult mommy confession.
  • I found friendliness and trust in other strangers, who took a chance and accepted a random offer of hospitality.
  • I found thanksgiving and grace in the news that a church friend's child, born with birth defects that could have been fatal, will be testing out of early intervention, and is just as healthy and well-developed as any other child his age. 
  • I found hope and excitement in a new project that will share the joy of the upcoming Christmas with others who might be in need of a little joy. 

The week was a busy one. It was good stewardship of my time that prevented me from writing more posts this week. This upcoming week will be busy, as well. I'll visit 3 different elementary schools to try to decide where to send HeyMama next year. There's a party, some swim lessons, and trips to the playground. There will be a lot of the mundane. Like more laundry. (For Pete's sake, will it ever end?!?!) But I have no doubt that there will be plenty of joy. Maybe even at the bottom of the laundry hamper.

Have a great week!

It multiplied again! Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Love the image of the laundry basket surprise. From Polly.