This should have been me today, but oh no…..I am usually the one you would NEVER find sitting around….always doing the heavy lifting that three men and a boy usually do. And today, my stubbornness cost me dearly….in more ways than one….
and it’s the first day I’ve cried at Burlap & Lace.
Let’s just leave it at this….I was trying to help someone by carrying a small dresser to the door for them (and if my husband is reading this I am going to be in so much trouble when I get home tonight!), but as I sat it down and turned around to get the drawers for it all in one swift motion, one of the legs of the dresser was obviously not on the ground well and the piece tumbled off the step and landed upside down. A piece was broken off the corner of the dresser, and one of the drawers was broken. Although the drawer was easily fixable and I immediately set out to make the situation right in every way I could, the situation allowed things to be said and done that hurt me to the core. So I did what every good newbie shop owner would do….I made it right financially for the couple, fixed the drawer and once they were on their way, I walked inside and dissolved in tears. Not so much because of them, but because of the inadequacy I immediately felt flood through me.
And the day continued on that path with one difficult situation after the other. I was beginning to let that become my focus until I remembered my morning time with the Lord. “Give thanks in all things”….
Yes, Lord. Thank You that I have two feet and I am able to walk. Thank You that You bring people to my sweet little shop that YOU want to come here. Thank You for friends who come in with kind, supportive words and with cookies warm from the oven. Thank You for those that make me laugh….out loud even! Thank You for meeting every need I have….spiritually, financially, mentally, physically. Thank You that at the end of this work day, this is what I get to go home to…..
Thank You for leaves that lay on our grass, bringing awareness to me that the season is changing, and You are still changing me from glory to glory…..perfecting me to be more like Your image every day.
I feel a bit like that broken corner of the dresser with my broken foot in this boot still, but I rejoice that I CAN do all things through Christ Who gives me strength! And while I will keep on believing that I can move mountains, please….until I get both feet healed completely, be understanding and bring help with you to move those great pieces you buy from me. I really do appreciate your business, but most of all….I appreciate that you know I’m doing my very best to bring you a cozy place to shop and be with friends. And that is exactly what I consider each of you…friends.