8 Or what woman having ten coins* and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?
9 And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
10 In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
I am in California teaching at a national quilt show. I’m rather honored because it’s a bit of a big deal. I am feeling really blessed for oh so many reasons. Good students, good weather, good friends.
This morning I am feeling blessed for another reason. Monday morning as I was getting ready to walk out the door to go to the airport I was going through my mental checklist and checked for my drivers license. It should have been in on of two places. It was in neither. Dumped my purse, not a pretty sight I assure you. Emptied the main compartment of my backpack. Prettier but not there. I checked my winter jacket, not there. I searched with what little time I had. Finally I grabbed my passport because it’s valid and I can use it for ID and left the house. I KNEW! that license had to be somewhere.
This morning I started to get a business card to get an email address to send someone a link, in I reach into that front pocket of the backpack and there it is! Let the Happy Dancing and Rejoicing commence! I have my license. I’ll admit to being so relieved the tears welled up in my eyes. There are a lot of things I don’t have to do when I get home…like replacing my drivers license and watching for any kind of identity theft.
I am also grateful today for the friendships here old and new. For students who teach me so much.