I had an entirely different topic (or two) to write about last night, and then I couldn’t get to my blog. A blogger not being able to access her blog for technical reasons? That’s a problem!
What makes the problem bearable? A support system. You know, friends who understand. Who can empathize. Who drop what they’re doing to try to help or to just laugh with me as I navigate the madness.
Living life surrounded by a support system is a finer thing.
Family: We are incredibly blessed to live under an hour away from both sets of parents. Our kids get to “hang out” with their grandparents on a regular basis. In fact, my dad is coming to watch our VBS program today, and then is taking the children home to spend the night with them tonight. Yee-haw!
Co-workers: No one understands your job like someone else doing nearly the same job. I consider my co-workers to be other moms who are right there in the trenches with me. Sharing ideas, commiserating when necessary, picking each other up with a home-cooked meal or a few hours of babysitting.
Faith Life: It’s been said that “Going to church makes you no more a Christian than standing in the garage makes you a car.” True! But, having a place to go to worship and make your faith life stronger, being surrounded by people who will rejoice with you in the good and pray for you in the trying times, who will challenge and encourage your faith walk… that’s a finer thing!
Whether near or far or under the same roof (my husband is by far my go-to support guy!), surrounding yourself with a support system in all situations makes life tolerable during trials, and blissful during the best of times.
What support systems make your life richer?
Thanks for being patient with my unexpected delay! Can’t wait to see what Finer Things you’re celebrating this week. Please link to your post, and not your home page. Also, leave a link back here so others can find us and join in the fun!