This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad!
I've been humming this all day; my heart has been just a little bit lighter, my soul just a tad bit calmer. We go through these trials...we go through our ups and our downs, our little roller coasters of life... so to have an up after such a long down is something to write about. I don't know how long it will last, but today I will rejoice in it. I have so much to be grateful for, to love my life for, to be excited about. I'd like to say I will dwell on these things from now on and not let anything else come in the way, but that's just not realistic.
But to focus on a few things I can write about...that's easy. I was thankful for my brother calling me the other night and being so sweet to me. After reading my last blog, he told me that I'm a light that shines for him every day. It's the nicest thing he's ever said to me, haha.
And my mom...her encouraging words are never ending. Her love is boundless. Just what a mom should be. To have a praying mom, one who loves her children so, is a blessing I'll never take for granted.
But to have my husband...he's my rock, my heart. Full of love, full of patience, full of funnies to always cheer me up- that's him. I'm greeted by a sweet text or a sticky note on the counter almost every single day from him. There's rarely a day that goes by that he skips this. I'm a lucky, lucky girl.
Then to have my friends at work. Oh boy, do we have a good time. We know how to laugh. And that's what makes the world go round. We have to laugh to survive. A day without laughter is a day wasted. (And these pictures remind me, girls, that we need a picture of normal every day wear, haha!)
My sweet little boy. My superhero. The one who draws A for mommy, and A's because she's awesome...
It's been so apparently clear to me lately how much God orchestrates every little part of our lives. All these people He's put in my path, and all the people I haven't even mentioned (cause trust me, there's a whole lot!) are all here by His design. When I'm overwhelmed, He reminds me that He's right there. By a funny text from an unsuspecting friend (not knowing that they are being used to cheer me up), by sweet words from Cohen's mouth (because honestly, where did the "A is for awesome and that's my mommy" come from except from God?), by silly little Facebook videos that happened to highlight my status as 25 years I've been a Christian, by sweet words that I'm being prayed for, by Mr. Don's "Amen" every single time I play the piano at church, no matter if it was great or awful, it goes on and on. God takes care of us. Through each other. That leaves me with one last little funny to put a smile on your face.