By Brigitte Kucharski
Life is crazy. You all know that. Classes, work, kids, dinner, cub scouts, daisy scouts, cross country, it’s nonstop. And now Christmas is upon us once again: presents, parties, shopping, baking, more shopping, wrapping, and remembering to move that darn elf on the shelf. It never ends.
With Advent here, we are told to slow down, take time, be still, and reflect. Yea right, who has the time to take time? Our lives are busy.
But it is in those busy times that something happens and you are reminded about how truly blessed you are and what a miracle it is to be part of God’s world. A few weeks back, during one of those crazy days, after working all day, I had to stand outside, in freezing cold rain, to marshal my son’s cross country scrimmage. At my side was my 5-year-old daughter, enduring the downpour and freezing temperatures. For two and a half hours we stood there, helping the runners, in the rain. As fate would have it, when the last runner crossed the finish line, the rain stopped. The clouds opened and revealed the sun setting and we were blessed with a beautiful rainbow. My daughter, with tears in her eyes and a big smile on her face, told me that this was her first rainbow in real life. She had seen photos and colored pictures but this was the first one that she saw “made by God.”
It is those moments, in your crazy day, that you know God is here. We are all truly blessed and I was blessed to be there when my daughter realized that and saw her first rainbow.
Brigitte Kucharski has been a part of the Mercyhurst family for more than 10 years. She has been with her husband Paul for 19 years. She has a 20-year-old stepdaughter, Haley; 9-year-old son, Benjamin; and 6-year-old daughter, Kendra. She is a breast cancer survivor, Cubmaster and assistant Girl Scout leader,
and has a wonderfully crazy life.