Monday, July 11, 2011
Life is hard and I'm not going to lie, mine is especially difficult at the moment. I feel like problems in life keep hitting me in waves that come crashing with great intensity and frequency. I envision myself holding onto the buoy, wishing I could catch my breath before the next wave hits.
The good news is that I'm not drowning! I have something to hold onto; my faith and my heavenly Father and the promise he made to never leave or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
I feel the need to take stock of all that is good in my life rather than to dwell on what is bad.
**I have six beautiful, incredible children. Each one of them is a precious gift. They make me smile and even laugh out loud. I am truly blessed as a mother!
**I am able to be a stay at home mom in this season of my life. I get to enjoy playing with my children and enjoying all things summer.
**Teenagers and toddlers, what a joy! I'm serious when I say I love both stages of life!
**I have a yard full of beautiful flowers. One of life's simple pleasures!
**I have a wonderful husband who loves me.
**I'm blessed with some beautiful friendships, old and new.
**I am physically healthy.
**I live near almost all of my extended family.
**I am not depressed, I'm not the old me but I'm the best I've been in a few years.
**It may sound strange to say but I love my house. It is homey and I love to decorate and have doing so in the 2 years we have lived here.
Thank you Jesus for the many blessings in my life. Thank you for the opportunity to grow through the trials in life. Thank you that no matter what, you are always here.