Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Minute Friday- Comfort

Today's word is: Comfort


When I think of comfort I think of home. I think of when I was little, waking up to the sound of pots and pans banging around (my Nana didn't like us sleeping in and made sure we knew it was time to get up) and the smell of breakfast cooking.  Or lazy afternoons fishing on the canal bank with my grandparents.

I think of kissing owies and hurts for my little ones or having long conversations about whatever is on the minds of my older ones. I think of bedtime kisses, random hugs, and funny jokes shared. I enjoy these SO much and it brings me more comfort then it does them, I am sure.

I think of my husband wrapping his arms around me and allowing me to snuggle close and forget about the world when I am having a bad day. I breathe in deep the smell of his cologne and I feel secure. For just that moment I forget about whatever it is that is stressing me out.

The word comfort also makes me think about how hard it is to offer comfort to someone sometimes. Especially when you are the one responsible for their discomfort. This makes me feel sad and helpless. It's times like these when you don't know what to say or do and are so confused yourself  that you just want so badly to apologize, give them a big hug, and make it all go away.

Lastly, when I think of comfort I think of God. I think of the many ways that He brings me comfort everyday. I am human and I make many mistakes on a daily basis. I trip and fall so much I lose count. I am constantly losing patience and honestly sometime my faith. I question Him continuously of the how, who, when, and where's. But I find comfort in knowing that no matter how far I stray, how much I push away, how deep I wander or how much I doubt He will always be there leading me in the right direction. He is gracious and forgiving even when I don't deserve it....

That, my friends, is the ultimate comfort!


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  1. that cracks me up about your nana! what a great take on comfort.

  2. Thank you Kerri She is an amazing woman! A little crazy but amazing none the less!