Earlier this week a Mom expecting her second child ordered beehive cupcakes for her gender reveal party. Yes, just like the ones I pictured in my own gender reveal. I told her that her timing was uncanny, that I had planned the exact same thing, with the “What will it bee?” theme, except I wasn’t having a party, and was revealing through my blog. It was so neat to have the extra motivation to perfect the honey cake recipe I’ll be submitting to the fair this year!
She wanted the cupcakes delivered and told me their property was gated, so I was semi-prepared when I pulled up to it. It turns out the property was so expansive, you couldn’t even see the home from the gate! I called her to be let in and the gates slowly opened for me.
As I followed the path she indicted, turning left at a lake, I was in awe and a little bit of shock. There are people this rich in my area?
She was very nice, gave me a tip on top of the extra she paid for delivery, and we chatted for a bit. She told me they planned to eventually build their “real” home behind the one they were currently living in. The one they were living in had to be the size of at least ten of mine.
After dropping the cupcakes off, I thought about her baby on the way, and how much easier it was for her than me to be having a child. Lots of space, money to buy whatever they might need, and more. I thought about how Jessie would love running around so much acreage. And how we could never give either of our children (yes, Jessie’s the older sister-lol) what that family could give theirs.
Feeling some envy was pretty tempting, but this quote came to mind: “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” ~ Charles Kingsley.
I have so much to be enthusiastic about, praise God. I have everything I need, and a lot of things I want. I have a gift (baking) that hopefully will allow me to work from home once the baby comes since my job is going away, and it is pretty neat to be able to make money doing something you truly enjoy. Best of all, God has given me the ultimate desire of my heart, a child. I’m growing a baby, people. Incredible.
I don’t have a lot, but I have more than enough. I’m sure people in needier countries would marvel at my small home, income, full shoe rack, and clean water the same way I marveled at the expansive estate I visited. Once the baby comes there will be many trials and hardships, but I trust that God will provide and I know we’ll always have enough. We may not be wealthy, but we can give Joshua the most important things, namely love, and in abundance.
Life is good, and I am happy. Forget envy, I have too much to be enthusiastic about. :)