We went shopping last week to Patagonia, our favorite family and outdoor clothing company. For all the reasons why you can read 4 reasons we shop at Patagonia over at ADVENTUREinPROGRESS. We always go with a list and an envelope of cash. We buy as much as we can from that list with what's in the envelope. Damien's in charge of the family clothing and shoe purchases and I love it. One area of home management I don't have to think about is like a gift.
But Daddy wasn't in charge of this purchase. Celine had her own money to spend and found, although she wasn't really looking, a sweeter-than-sweet knit cap. She tried on a bunch and settled on the blue/grey with brown trim "Nordic Lid". I had a blast taking photos of my little model looking for and trying on hats. Where does this beautiful girl come from?
I had rooted myself in my relationship with Damien, looking to him to be my "sure thing" in life, which included my income-earning work, instead of finding security in my identity in Jesus Christ, who dwells in me, and is the Essence of my life.
I hadn't intended to tell the story of The Breaking in the context of vocation and work, but it's the story that has bubbled to the surface in many posts and has been told in bits and pieces, through direct and indirect means, over many months.