I have a tendency to look at my life and think I am spoiled. I don't think that people on the outside looking into my life would agree, though. Maybe they would. I don't know, nor does it matter.
As a little girl, I think I always dreamed of the white picket fence--doesn't every girl? And I have one. Although its paint is chipping and in most cases rotting and falling over... BUT I have a white picket fence!
Then, when I got to be in my teens, the movie Pretty Woman came out with Julia Roberts. Gee, I loved that movie! I always dreamed of my knight in a tux and limo! Well, no tux, no limo, but I did get the knight! I am so blessed.
Then, I got some blessing in disguise. To be honest, I never wanted kids--mine were not planned and well, I was so selfish, I just didn't want them. Then I got saved (spoiled again) and suddenly my children were precious to me. Two little faces I can't help but smother in love.
Also, as a younger than I am now adult, my friends were few and I really never believed they were my friends. I always felt they were my friend becasue I was the one with a car, or the house, or the beer, or the whatever and NOT becasue they actually wanted to be my friend. Since understanding salvation and finding a fellowship of true believers I have so many friends that are real! I know they are real too, becasue they don't just tell me what I want to hear but also the yucky stuff I need to hear-- like the verse that says faithful are the wounds of a friend.
I appreciate the wounds from my friends, when they have motives to help me in my spiritual walk. I never had that before. Like with my kids, I discipline them becasue I love them, if I didn't, I'd let them do whatever they want when ever they want to do whatever it is. I am so spoiled. So blessed.
Last night we ate leftovers--blessed with the abundance to have the same meal twice! I have clean water. I have warm blankets at night, and more shoes than I could ever need. I have strangers who pick up my garbage every week that it doesn't pile up in my yard. Too many clothes too. Spoiled. I am just so spoiled.