Freshly Dressed

Luke 12:26-28 (NIV)

…Why do you worry…?

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!

Have you ever had a selfish moment, day or season? Well this is a shallow post for my selfish season.

Last night I was touched by God in a really fun way at the Women’s Christmas party.

My daughter is sick again. I’ve been tired, scared and a bit freshtrated!

I can see the concern in my husband’s eyes and hands. I’m dumbfounded our teenage daughter is so accepting of her illness, even when she cries out in pain, she rarely complains.

I know it’s not about me but I feel helpless. I have no “mom” tricks to ease the pain or make it better. We’re in the holding pen as we wait for test results and next steps.

Last night we went to the Christmas party and every gift I opened was immediately stolen by someone else. I became the official gift opener. Until I opened my last package which held my gift.

I’d picked it up before and heard that quiet voice saying it was mine but I chose other more colorful packages which all revealed great gifts quickly snatched. Finally I opened my gift, the scarf featured in the photo.

My eyes smiled and my lip curled up the moment I saw it. I knew it was mine! It matched the shoes I bought the day before.

It was soft like the tender touch of a fellow sisters’ hand during challenging times. Around my shoulders, it feels like being wrapped in angel wings.

It softly whispers, I’ve heard you daughter. I love you and I’m here!

The daily post of the day asks if I had to make a choice, would I stop blogging or stop reading posts? Writing or reading? Talking or listening?

I’m ashamed to admit, I’d stop blogging. I’d stop putting myself out there for public consumption.

I’d return to my closet, wait for better times, wrapped in my new soft scarf that matches my shoes.

There are so many great blogs on WordPress!  Would I really be missed? Is my story so unique? Different?… I’m not sure.

I may not be bold, but my new scarf is and so is my God! Amen!

I better grabbed my Kindle before heading for the closet! ❤


8 thoughts on “Freshly Dressed

  1. Karen, isn’t it awesome to know our God can give us comfort in something as small as a soft scarf to match a pair of shoes? I know your daughter, and it doesn’t surprise me that she is accepting, because she has the hope and faith in the healing from our Lord and Savior. I and my prayer partners down here in NC will be praying for her healing and that our Healer will protect, comfort, and provide peace to not only her but for you and Dave. God’s blessings on you both. Reha Otte’

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    • Thank you Veronica!
      She was diagnosed three years ago with a chronic disease- Crohns.

      It robbed her of 2 years of school but she continued to persevere. With the help of infusions every 6 weeks she is in remission.

      Thank you again. Christ’s peace,

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