Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Who moved my...honey?


Ever get home from the grocery store and realize that something has turned up missing? I made a mad dash to WalMart a few days ago and 1 item I needed for baking was honey. I didn't need much more and I threw everything in the minivan (MV) and we raced out to a pond to feed some ducks.

Fast forward to the next morning and all the girls wanted tea (I have 2 girls and I had 3 of my nieces also with us for the week). Low and behold...I cannot find the honey to add into the tea. We searched high and low and even ran back to the MV and still...NOTHING. We ended up using agave for tea instead and those cookies I really want to bake are going to have to wait until I get to the grocery store again.

Isn't that frustrating? It reminds me of how I can live my life sometimes. I can get so busy that while I go through all the motions...cooking, parenting, thanking hubby for kitchen help, cleaning...but weeks go by and I realize I have been missing something. The Honey.

Sometimes the honey that I haven't enjoyed enough of is my God time with Bible study and prayer. 

Sometimes the honey that turns up missing is real quality time with my husband where we can have a date or much needed chat over coffee.

Sometimes it's sitting and reading to my oldest daughter or laying on the carpet and letting both girls tackle me. And...boy, can they tackle.

Sometimes the honey is creating. Writing.

The sweetness of all of these honeys in my life are my greatest passions and when any 1 of them get pushed aside or just turn up missing...I am just not right. I'm so glad God gives us the ability to recognize where the honey is missing and gently (and sometimes not so gently) guides us back.

YOUR TURN: Has your honey come up missing? What do you feel like is missing in your life lately? I'd love to hear from you and encourage you to seek Him.


1 comment:

The T-Shirt Mama said...

I had a moment like the one you described this morning. For me it wasn't something missing. I didn't realize it was missing until there was a tree staring me in the face!