Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thankful Thursday

What inspired me this week?
My mother-in-law inspired me this week. We had a long talk on the phone this morning. We don't talk nearly as often as we should. Life just gets in the way, but this morning neither of us was hurried and we were able to catch up on each others lives. My mother-in-law is one of the most nurturing individuals I've ever known. I've known two types of "nurturing" women in my life. I'll give this analogy. The first type is like a Summer thunderstorm. They roll into your life with enthusiasm and gusto filling you up with a downpour of good thoughts and encouragement. You feel a little overwhelmed when they depart, but you've been renewed all the same. The second type is like a shower in the Springtime. They replenish you with a steady drizzle of cool, quenching moisture and remain a regular source of nourishment throughout your life. My mother-in-law is like that shower in Spring. She has a kind, soft way about her that is rejuvenating. I got off the phone after talking with her today and felt revived. She inspires me by the things that she does, the person that she is, and the person that she believes me to be.

What surprised me this week?
My Lil' Girl Cupcake Totes are selling like hotcakes ... or should I say "cupcakes!" A nice surprise!

What moved me this week?
This week I've thought a lot about the many ways we are supported and comforted during trying times in our lives. A few individuals that I'm close to have been traveling rough roads recently. Although their experiences are very different in nature, in each case I have seen these individuals receive the help and encouragement that they needed. One time this aid came from a loving family member. Regularly the hand of a stranger made the difference. Several times relief arrived through a "coincidence" that cannot be explained. All are evidence to me that someone "up there" is watching out for us and aware of our needs and desires. I'm moved by that belief.


MiaKatia said...

Your MIL is wonderful. It sounds like you had a great conversation today. I'm glad you got to talk to her.

Me, not surprised that the Cupcake totes are selling like hotcakes. They are ADORABLE!!

I too am moved by the belief that we are being watched over. I know that I am truly watched over, and I am ever so grateful for it.

Renee said...

She sounds like a wonderful friend!

Renna said...

That was a beautiful post, Suzanne.