So yes, we can now add landscaping project manager to the list of random jobs on my military wife resume. Over the last four weeks I have led weeding parties with the youth (followed by YogurtLand, of course), made stepping stones out of mortar, sea shells, and sea glass as a girls group project, and on Saturday I led the final work party to get our palms and crotons in the ground, fertilized, watered and mulched. Well, watered was the easy part, since rainy season is in full force and we actually worked in the rain. And in fact, it has been raining so much they weren't able to cultivate the grass so we could plug the last remaining areas and finish the project.
|Weird everyone is working hard but me... kinda nice being boss...|
|Pastor Jeff is the one in the gray with the yellow hat. Just call me el jefe|
"You know, one of the Hasidic Jewish proverbs says that nothing, but God, is perfect. Therefore they would intentionally make a flaw in some item they were crafting so as to remind themselves that they are creatures and not the Creator. Look at this landscaping project like that. Your inability to complete it 100% on time is simply a remind that you are not God, simply one of His beloved creatures."
So yesterday at church was a wonderful celebration of our finished parking lot. Well, almost finished. Much like each of us, there is still work to be done, imperfections here and there. But what a great reminder of what it's really all about in the first place.
And yes, I might just have the best boss ever. (And no, he doesn't read this so I'm not just sucking up).