Aren’t our lives filled with wonder? Even in the middle of frustration, sorrow, anger, spilled milk, or mud on the carpet, there is so much to notice and be thankful for. Today I am reminded of a day 23 years ago when my Alex struggled into this world, his big brother Jared, cheering him on. The start was rough and I am thankful for the experts who helped him to survive those first few tenuous weeks. Even now, I can still bring to mind the awe and wonder of a new life.
Meteors were plentiful this morning and I drew breath at the shimmering beauty in the heavens. The moon is just a small sliver right now and Orion is fading on the western horizon; everything is constantly changing. A new crop of cottontails are hopping about and one appeared to be running for his life when my tractor moved into the pasture.
The sun was just peeping over the horizon when I finished feeding and came back inside for another cup of coffee and to get to work. I made a list before I went to bed last night so I wouldn’t forget to get a few things done that have flitted through my brain the last couple of days. Hot coffee always makes my work easier. I’m resolved to try to remember today, when classroom behavior runs amuck or technology fails, to be thankful and to notice wonder.
Job 37:5 God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.