From my family to yours.
what a wonderful year it has been. so much to be thankful for. so much to look forward to.
God continues to show Himself through good times and hard times. i look back on this past year and honestly, if i didn't have a relationship with Jesus and assurance that I am HIS, certain "bumps" in the road would have been waaay less manageable.
a few of the things in my life that i will choose to be thankful for and dwell on:
saving grace. my hardworking husband. growing family. my children. health. parents and inlaws. the Bible. sisters and sisters in law. praise and worship music. church and our smallgroup. air conditioning during my pregnancy. laughter. forgiveness. date nights. homeschooling. hugs.
God's love and the fact that He has never moved away from me... when i feel unloved it is always me shutting Him out. being stubborn. thinking my way is better. but it always leaves me feeling blah. when i embrace prayer, worship, the word and HIM its like i went on an amazing run and feel energized and LOVED!! (some will even say i'm more lovable!) He never moves. He is always there with His arms waiting to embrace me and my messiness, my repentance, and my sin. That is the saving grace that I'm talking about! I'm a better wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend when I believe I am loved. and I am. I am very very loved. and so are you. God loves you dearly...will you love Him?