Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 138, May 18

I have always dreamed of having a third bathroom. Yesterday, my dream came true. A port-a-potty sits proudly in our front yard. We are having work done in the back yard, and the workmen set up "facilities" in the front.

You probably remember the adage, "Be careful what you wish for." Well, I did wish for a third bathroom. And I did wish for work to be done in the backyard. My result is a turquoise port-a-potty.

I wish for many things. I wish to be thinner, younger, and more talented. I wish that my hip didn't hurt, that I had every designer purse ever made, and that I could write a New York Times bestselling book.

As I review that list of wishes, I realize how selfish and shallow they are. What am I not wishing for a softer heart and a more forgiving spirit? Why am I not wishing that I could be a more loving wife, a more supportive mother, a better friend? Why am I not wishing that I could show my Father in Heaven by my actions and words that I love Him?

So, for today, I am grateful for a port-a-potty in the front yard and the reminder it offers to be careful what I wish for.


  1. A turquoise port-a-potty! Oh, Jane, you made me laugh. I hope you'll take a picture of your third bathroom. It's a reminder for all of us about what's really important. Thank you for this and all your posts. They're always highlights of my day.

  2. This is too funny Mom. I never thought about you all having a port a potty for the construction workers. Makes total sense.

    Thanks for the reminder for us to be careful about our wishes.

  3. I wouldn't shower there, if I were you!

    I don't suppose you wished to be more patient? That would explain all the construction at your house!

  4. So True, we do need to be careful what we wish for. This post was a good reminder.
    Blessings to you!