It seems that a skunk has decided to visit our house and displace us for the time being.
It’s funny, since my last post revolved around the story of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus and how there was no room for them at the inn. Well, now there’s no room for me at my “inn.” I don’t by any means want to suggest that my situation is at all similar to the one Mary and Joseph faced, but it has changed my perspective.
Our best guess is that the skunk somehow got under the house. We live in quite an old house, so I’m sure there are lots of areas where a creature could sneak in.
In the last day or so I’ve been reminded of some truths that I’ve always “known” but sometimes take for granted.
1.) Life is not about things. We like to think that we are not materialistic people, but by and large we are. What would your life be if you didn’t have all your possessions?
2.) Being displaced from your home reminds you of the amazing amounts of suffering that victims in places like New Orleans, Mississippi, etc. have gone through. I think sometimes we like to think that we can empathize with these people, but the truth is that we can’t. We can send them our love and our prayers and our money, but it’s impossible to grasp what they’ve gone through. Again, I don’t mean to compare my situation to anything any of these victims have experienced.
3.) Family is important! My Mom and dad have been gracious enough to let us stay with them while we are waiting for the skunk to be “dealt with.” I know people have gone through bad experiences in their families, and I have too, but family is so important. Let your family know that you love them, and if there are problems, see what you can do to patch them up.
More updates as the skunk situation continues.