i don't know why I even remembered that story for this long but I was thinking about it again this week. How different i feel after 6 years. Here she was, having just given birth to at least her 3rd child and she was having to wait in line at walgreens with all her kids?
Where was her mom? Maybe she was at home cleaning or planting flowers. Did her dad come? Did he sing for the baby? Where was her mother-in-law? I hope she was making a bed for her to lie down in, hoping this new mom would call so that she could help out with something. Did her husband get up wit her at night? I hope he held her tight when she told her about her day. Had the youth group baby-sat for her so she could go on a date with her husband? Did they clean her house for her? Did this new baby have aunts waiting to coo over her, hold her, burp her, change diapers, or just let her mom rest? I bet even the uncles were there, probably taking pictures. I wonder if her great grandmother made a visit. Did people bring her dinner? Did they invite the older kids over to play?
I feel so blessed to have so many people in my life who serve me and my family. Its overwhelming to think of everything being done for us. For me, I hope that I can see what I can do for other people. Service really is how you can see the hand of God in our lives. It carries his spirit into their hearts.