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We All Need A Little Glitter Sometimes

Why? Why does Krisann paint Wilder’s toenails and why does she sprinkle glitter on his back? She could at least do this to our girl dog, not our boy dog. But then I was gently reminded that we all need a little glitter sprinkled in our lives sometimes. Life happens. Discouragement comes. When it does, it’s always nice when someone or something comes along and sprinkles a little glitter around. Creates some sparkle in your life.

This has been one of those weeks that needed some glitter in my life.

Monday I had surgery on my shoulder. Recovery has not been fun, to say the least. This next picture pretty well sums up my week.

This is my right shoulder as well. I won’t even begin to list the things I can’t-do. The pain hasn’t been easy to control either. It didn’t take long for discouragement to set in. I have been easily frustrated, very teary-eyed, and just plain discouraged.

Aside from surgery and recovery, my hospice nurse called me and said my mom’s time was getting shorter. Told us kids that we should start trying to get home and see her.

We also have two different sets of friends that have been going through some tragic circumstances.

And our marriage has felt the weight of me being down and the extra stress of the other things going on. It has been extremely difficult for me to be down for Zine. He has desired to help me but his limitations have kept him from being able to do much. And these things he did do were extremely difficult physically for him.

So needless to say, it has been a week that needs a bit of glitter.

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In the middle of my discouragement, I decided to start looking for the glitter sprinkled around amidst the gloom.

A friend brought one of my favorite meals. My family will eat this casserole but I love it! And she brought one to eat and one for the freezer. It was just a sprinkle of glitter but ir made my heart happy and sometimes it’s the sparkle that keeps us going.

I decided we were going to bless one of our friends that are enduring a tragic situation right now. Chloe was going to the pharmacy so I asked if she would let me ride with her. We decided we would pick up Bojangles for a little surprise.

Long story short, I didn’t make it to our friends with the chicken. We ended up back at home with the chicken. Don’t even ask. That is a completely different story. But as soon as Conner got home from work he said, “If it makes you feel any better I was starving so I’m glad there is Bojangles here.” This morning Chloe wanted a leftover cinnamon biscuit from there. So I was sad our friends didn’t get blessed but it became a little sprinkle of glitter in my heart that my kids were blessed by my crazy situation. I think God knew the box was supposed to go home with me and God even blessed us with a conversation with our friends last night. Sprinkles of glitter.

Because I have been down this week, it has allowed me to pray for our friends non-stop. Not just a spirit of prayer but uttering continuous cries and prayers on their behalf. Had I not been down I would not have had the blessing of interceding for each of them non-stop. Another sprinkle of glitter.

A little more glitter, because my right arm has been unusable, I have been unable to do anything on my computer or phone. In tears of frustration last night, my son downloaded me an app and taught me how to type with one finger by sliding my finger around on the keyboard. I’ve seen others do this but I’ve always typed. So now, I have written a blog post just by sliding my finger around. This little thing added a nice dash of glitter to my mood.

A Glitter Challenge

Thinking I’m going to start a glitter challenge. I have decided that I should focus on adding a sprinkle of glitter to someone’s life each day. And I should look for sprinkles of glitter every day. It sure is hard to do that some days though. That’s why it will be a glitter challenge!


Wife of 20+ years. Mom to 3 children. Love sharing my life with weary hearts so that we can know the One who is Good, who is in Control, and Whose strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Myra Phillips

    Karen, you are the most amazing woman I know. God has given you so much love and grace. I don’t think I could ever do all you do. I have always said God has something big in store for you and every time you post, I am more convinced. You and your family are in my prayers.

  2. Tracie Kent

    You are a sprinkle of glitter to others, myself included! And I know God will shower you with Hus glitter as well. ❤️

  3. Tracie Kent

    Sorry meant His not Hus

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