While I sat, I was enjoying this book picked up at a flea market (completing my collection) and for one moment I found myself being satisfied with how things looked around the room, instead of focusing on all the things Still To Be Done. Seems to be the theme for me these days. Learning to appreciate the beauty in what I have, in taking time to sit still and enjoy all I have around me, from the smallest knick-knack to my dearest friends and family.
Earlier this week as I put the finishing touches on our home for Easter, I tried to figure out why I wasn't as excited this year as I have been in years past. There have been times - recent times - when I have proclaimed that Easter may be my very favorite holiday of all. This year I am not feeling that so much. I think I figured out that it is because we are Currently Without Country when it comes to church... This time last year, it was our first Easter apart from our old church, and to be honest I don't remember much about Easter '06. I know we hunted eggs at another church and that we went to my grandmothers - as always, but I don't remember how I felt about it all. Now, a year later after having been involved in some other churches and having connected with some people, and liked some things about each of the churches we have visited, and not liked some other things, we are still officially without country, and have come to realize that it may be awhile before we figure all this out.
But in the meantime, as I said, there is so much to be grateful for all around me.