Needless to say, I was sitting in church today feeling pretty sorry for myself. And pleading, once again, with the Lord for comfort and guidance, and just to feel His love a little bit more. And as always, He was there for me. Our opening hymn? The Lord Is My Shepherd.
I don't know about other people, but when it's a familiar hymn, I sometimes see images in my mind. As we sang, scenes from my life, my weekend, played through my mind. Juxtaposed with the stressful times were images of a crazy goal scored by one kid, and goals saved by another. And others having fun cheering on brothers or hanging out with friends, a daughter all dressed up to compete. I could feel Him by me. Regardless of how things play out over the next few days, He is with me. He is my shepherd. What more can I ask of Him, than to stand by me, to guide me through the valleys. No want shall I know.
So once again, I try to turn to the good things, the good times. And there were good times this weekend. We finished out the soccer season with two wins (one for a team that has never won before, yea!!), and one loss. And the weather was gorgeous! I finally got around to taking the fall pictures of my kids. It's only the younger five, because once I spend a fortune on Senior pictures, they get to be 17 forever. And that was actually fun, too. Aaron was a riot, trying to get him to look at the camera while smiling was quite the trick.
All in all, I have to say, I'm walking in green pastures and yes, my cup runneth over.