Darrell says I should be thankful for ants today. But I’m not.
There are ants invading our kitchen. (frown). He said this as I was ranting and raving and sweeping up ants.
He compared it to The Hiding Place, and how Betsie was thankful for the fleas that infested their barracks in a concentration camp in Poland. To most people fleas would be more than a nuisance, but Betsie remembered the passage in the Bible that says we should be thankful in all things, so she thanked God for the fleas. Turns out, the fleas really were a good thing. The wardens (or whatever you want to call them) didn’t enter their barracks very often because of the fleas, so Corrie and Betsie were able to read the Bible and worship God freely with the women in their barracks. True story. An amazing story. And if you haven’t read it, you really should.
So, Darrell, maybe I should be thankful for the ants, maybe there is something good about them, but there are so many better things I have to be thankful for today.
I I haven’t talked about this much, but as of October 1, 2011 my husband became the owner of a Chick-fil-A in California! It is hard to believe, but it’s true. He is working his dream job. Of course it isn’t always fun, but we’re here…doing what we’ve been talking and dreaming about for years. Pretty darn cool. Pretty amazing too, if you ask us.
Most of the time it is life as usual, but occasionally it hits me that we are “living the dream.” For instance, this morning I opened my bulletin in church and saw a flyer for a youth camp fundraiser at Chick-fil-A. Then it hit me. Chick-fil-A. Hmm. Yeah, that’s us. That fundraiser is going on at our store.
How cool is that?
The journey is just beginning for us as owners and I am so excited to see what God has in store. Challenges will cross our path, but I know there are many many good things to come of this.