No sunsets this week...of course there ARE sunsets this week, but Em and I decided to join Jason on a business trip in Dallas and where we are staying (my dear friend's house) I can't witness the sunsets. I'm not taking in sunsets this week, but I am spending the week with people I love who also are grieving...their husband/dad/grandpa/friend. We are making memories together and remembering. So, please stop and take the time to be in awe of God's artwork each night...Yes, He paints them for His own pleasure, but He lets the world in on each masterpiece, so sit back and enjoy.
Another thing I want to remember: While Em and I were visiting a friend of mine who is in college and recently moved into her own place, Em saw some of her sorority treasures. One was a shot glass from a sorority event and Em said, "Mom, look how cute this glass is. It's the perfect size. What is it for?"
Me: "Oh yeah, that's just the right size for a sip. It's just a cup for small tastes, like water, milk, wine, or beer. It's small so that people don't drink too much alcohol and become drunk, because God said not to get drunk."
Em: "May I have a drink of water?"
Me: "Of course. Here you go."
For those who don't think I should even discuss shot glasses with my daughter...well, they are real and one day she won't be attached to my hip, so as opportunity arises, if I don't teach her as they come and as she asks, she'll learn it from peers, and the last time I looked, peers don't teach that shot glasses are just for sips!