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Day 342: A Blizzardy Mercy

Back when I heard Msgr. Thomas Richter speak on mercy, one of the things that immediately stuck with me was that he said in order to experience God's mercy, we have to believe that God desires to show us mercy in real and tangible ways each day.

I thought of that often Tuesday. The snow day didn't go quite as I had planned, because after I published my update with hopes of hitting my to do list, I developed a migraine-like headache - the sensitivity to light and sound, the nausea, and a wicked earache on both sides. So from noon on, I was in my dark bedroom just trying to make the hours pass.

I thought several times how merciful it was of God to let this misery befall me on a snow day where I didn't have to shuttle people to and from school and when my husband was home to run the show. I do not know how I'd have made it through the day without him. Even speaking short sentences or sending him a text to bring me something made my head explode. It's only through God's grace, really, that I was able to even have that perspective yesterday or today. If you know me, you have met my selfishness and heard my tendency to complain first about everything. So the realization of this mercy is big for me.

In other news, I'm enjoying this "Sleepers, Wake!" Advent Spotify playlist from Haley at Carrots for Michaelmas.  Check it out, especially if you are trying to save most of the Christmas music for Christmas.


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