It’s the simple things 

I lead a relatively simple life. 

Not a lot of fluff. 

Sometimes not a lot of excitement.

Often mundane and I  like it like way.

I like boring. 

I like to be at home with the same people doing the same thing.

It’s been a lot of staying home this past week. It’s been a tough week watching those I love the most suffer. Nothing to do but wait. Wait for a pill to work. Wait for a fever to subside. Wait.

Tonight I had a very difficult conversation with friends. They live in tough times and are having to make hard decisions. It’s hard to be the parent of a teenager and it’s also hard to be a teenager. Without obstacles to hurdle, it’s still hard.

I came home from 1440 student ministry to a hot meal and I retreated to the porch to try and get a handle on my emotions. Hoping for a more “normal” week.

After dinner I grabbed the water hose to water newly planted bushes and to take care of dads prize blackberry and tomato plants.

It’s the simple things. 

It’s the blackberry bushes given to Dad by a sweet friend that are blooming and producing. To pick one and give it to Dad. To watch him smile, makes me smile.  It’s the simple things.


To water  tomato plants, that were found while pulling weeds. Watching the baby tomatoes thrive. It’s the simple things.


Knowing that in a few days we will welcome a life into our family. Being  able to watch this family as they grow and prepare. My heart……oh my heart. 


Even when times are hard, I will look forward to the simple things.

Have a blessed week my friends. 

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One Response to It’s the simple things 

  1. Renee says:

    You are blessed my friend! But the truth is that you are a blessing…to many people! Keep finding joy in those beautiful, simple things!

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