Daily Delight

Monday, April 11, 2016

The untrained eye might see two baskets of laundry that are clean and folded and clothes drying over my dining room chairs, but I see that my sweet friends let me hang out with them at their house for six hours while I got my boat-load of laundry done.

A novice might see that I have blankets in the middle of my floor and a deflated air mattress wadded up against the wall, but I see that my parents came from Iowa and stayed with me after one of the worst weeks ever. And they let me throw my arms around them and bury my head into their shoulders and weep because sometimes you just need your mom & dad no matter what age you are.

If you didn't know better, you would think you saw random debris scattered on the floor, but I see the remainders of a frantic search for my postage stamps and the perfect card to send my friends and a new pen pal, because I believe glimmers of hope and joy and friendship can be delivered to mailboxes.

That crate of random car stuff sitting next to my couch? It shows me that my dumb mistakes are covered in grace by friends who give me a ride home and also an interim vehicle until my new one is ready. All along the way, reminding me that it is not their car, it is God's car.

I suppose I should mention the Paul Simon record that my Dad and I danced to last weekend, the coffee mug from Lake Kabetogama which holds not just my favorite beverage, but also my childhood memories, and a book from an author that makes me feel less alone in my thoughts that ping pong around my brain and make my heart explode with love and fear.

This is my view on this day. Yes, it is a messy apartment. It is mine. And, yes... It kind of stresses me out and I will probably tidy it up in a bit. But for now, I am going to focus on the evidence of grace and love shown to me in the last two weeks, and in life in general. Because His love is perfect when I am not.
For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. -John 1:16

{photo: @bethno13}

About the Author

Kelli Galpin≫ ≫Like any good introvert, Kelli enjoys coffee, sitting under a pile of blankets in her reading chair, and writing down the silly thoughts that come into her head. She was born and raised in Iowa, but moved to Middle Tennessee almost a decade ago to escape the cold winters. Her main goal in life is to make you laugh and realize no one has their stuff together. (Thank goodness!) She has a blog that’s approximately one minute old, but she’d love for you to pay it a visit at LateBloomerChronicles.net 


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