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Mother Teresa ain’t got nothin on me!

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I remember my first flight with Macy Mae. Macy and I were flying to Texas to hang out with Darin’s sisters and Mom. This was Darin’s Moms first time to see Macy. Getting on the plane was so traumatic for me as a first time mom. It was just the two of us because Darin and I were separated at the time. Macy was almost 8 months old.

There were two women that day that were like angels to me. When you are flying by yourself there is so much to carry its overwhelming the first time. As we walked down the jet way this woman must have seen how overwhelmed i was and she said to me you carry your baby I will take care of the stroller and everything else. She had been there before and knew what to do. Another woman that was very helpful was the women we happened to sit by. She too was like an angel. She was in her 60’s a grandma herself and instantly adored Macy! She helped me feed her and didn’t mind Macy fussing a little and moving about.

I started talking to her about what was going on with Darin and I. That we were separated and how I was believing for a miracle. I also explained to her how I was going to see Darin’s family. She was so sweet and told me how she thought it was great that I was going to see his family even though we were separated and not doing well. I appreciated those kind words of encouragement. That weekend  Macy and I had a wonderful visit with Darin’s family.

Over the years I have thought about Mother Teresa how she was such an example of loving the poor. There are times when loving millions of poor people seems so much easier than staying in a difficult marriage. It seems easier than being loving when you don’t feel loved.

Matthew 5:3-16

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

I have come to realize that there are certain situations in life that come our way that as we respond correctly we become very salty. When Macy was little she liked to lick all the salt off chips and then stick them back in the bag. I ate a couple of those chips she licked on accident…salty chips are much better.

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