I was sick last week. In bed and unable to function for a few days beyond taking my vitamins and trying to drink fluids.
I have an 8 month pregnant wife, and a 3 year old. The 3 year old was also sick and through a blessing beyond measure my wife never got sick.
Needless to say, we were NOT abundant last week in time or energy. My pregnant wife could barely keep up with caring for us and I could barely keep up with blowing my nose and nursing my fever.
We were abundant in community.
So this makes my gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of help from our friends and communities all the more powerful.
There are times when I feel isolated and alone. There are times when I feel out of touch and out of communication. Last week was not one of those times.
Through a few facebook posts my wife was able to ask for assistance and the offers and prayers came pouring in.
Today, one week later, my body is still on the mend, but my spirit is soaring. Thank you everyone that helped and thought of us last week. You give me courage.
As an individual reading this, know that in your own community you are priceless. Sometimes you are in need, and sometimes you are the caregiver. Embrace both rolls. For everything there is a season.