A Day in the Life

Homeschooling and Medieval Living

Blowing Bubbles

on January 4, 2013

-From The Daily Compass

We often lament the transience of life, and how nothing that we do seems to last. But who hasn’t had their heart lifted by a cloud of bubbles that lasts only for seconds? Bubbles are fun not in spite of their fragility, but because of it.

What tiny, fleeting moment of grace have you noticed recently?

I am a courier. I travel, roughly 250-300 miles a day. I deliver vet supplies to the vets, farmers, and ranchers of the Gainesville/Whitesboro area. In the beginning, this job was fun and I really enjoyed it. The route is beautiful. It takes me through the countryside and I get to meet very interesting people. Then I began to see the toll it was taking on me and my family. After paying for gas (which I am NOT reimbursed for), we have only $900 a month to live on. Plus, I am gone M-F 10 am to 7 pm. As soon as I get home, I am so tired that I just eat and go to bed.

Well, I am allowed to take someone with me. So, yesterday, I took my son. It has been awhile since he went. It makes things better if I have company. It is a long drive after all. Anyway, the day had started out just like any other. In fact, it had been worse. There were things at home that needed my attention and I felt stressed at having to leave it all yet again. But, I went to work because I had to go. I did the route because I had to. I went and I got it done. On the way home, I was thinking how good it felt to finally be done but how long the drive was ahead of me (over an hour and a half still to go). Then, something wonderful happened. As the sun began to set, a deer ran out from my left and bounded across the road in front of me to the other side. He was a beautiful young buck with small antlers and a gray coat. He disappeared into the forest on my right. My son was overjoyed to see the deer. Hunters have hunted them so much out near our home that we never see any. It was my fleeting moment of grace that I will keep with me for a long time. Whenever I feel that I just don’t want to go to work, I will think of that deer and the joy it brought to us. What will I see today?


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