Posts Tagged ‘blessing’

Wait For It

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

thank you GodI felt inspired yesterday to "get dressed" and journey outside of my own walls.  I had some errands to run and decided that going out into my new world would help me stop feeling so blue.  Immediately, I felt better.  Putting on makeup does stuff to your inside more than your out (or so I believe).

One of my most important stops was the beauty supply store for hair color ingredients.  Big city living provides plenty of variety but the driving to and fro searching as other drivers who know where they're going zip in and around you….a little scary.  I noticed a Goodwill on my left and thought I'd whip in and look for any tossed out furniture that I could drag home.  There wasn't a parking place to be found in the entire parking lot.  Finally after driving around and around….a guy came out to leave.  I sat there patiently behind him waiting as he buckled up and put it in gear.  As soon as he pulled out and I went to pull in….out of the blue, this little car floors it and zips into my spot.  I had to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting her and out of reflex, I honked my horn.  I stopped and looked at her as she jumped out of her car and threw her hands in the air laughing.

Yea, here's where I leave out all the fleshly thoughts I had in my head.

She was an older lady who knew exactly what she was doing.  My hubby suggested that she didn't see me….but she saw me.  She just chose to be a jerk!  I was fuming.  The truth is that I wanted to confront her and say something (cause I'm a deeply mature Christian).  She ran into the store and busied herself trying to avoid me….so as I browsed around, the Lord gently reminded me, "She TOOK her blessing!"  Instead of letting God bless her…she went out and got it on her own.

In my experience, blessings are never as good…..as when they come straight from GOD!

So, I shopped and left feeling that my blessing….was a coming!

I ran into the mall, found some cute things for my girls, grabbed a Starbucks (on my giftcard from my friends at JCHS) and headed out to get home.  I found my hair coloring store and when I went to pay the girls working said, "Oh, you've got a free product coming your way.  Pick out one of those large bottles to take home with you!".  Wow, thank you!  I remembered my promised blessing and thanked God.  Who doesn't love getting something awesome for free?

It had started to sleet and rain pretty hard so I scooted on down the busy road and thought about the buns I still needed to get from the store for the meatball subs.  I admit, I didn't want to stop….again.  The weather was cruddy and I'm taking baby steps in my feeling complete confidence running around in this big town.  But, dinner.  I had to get the darned buns.  So, I stopped at Whole Foods (don't hate, potate) and as soon as I got up to the doors a man hopped in his car and pulled out.  THE VERY FIRST PARKING SPOT RIGHT BY THE DOOR!!!!  Like, right by the doors!  All I had to do was step out of my warm car and take 4 steps total and I was inside grocery store paradise!  Uhm, blessing again!  I smiled remembering how much God pours….and I slather!

I made it home and started dinner.  I turned on my computer and noticed a ton of notices on Facebook with me tagged in them.  I clicked on it to find a sweet post by my son about marriage.  The words written from his heart touched my very soul.  I cried.  Good tears (cause, you know…I cry at the slightest these days).  Does it matter what happens in your marriage?  YES!  Does it affect your kids?  YES!  Are they watching? YES!  Is it worth fighting for? YES YES & YES!

His words:  ~~ > I see all these blog posts being shared about marriage, and it just makes me wonder about what people thought marriage was when they grew up. I've always known that I had great parents, but it isn't until now that I realize just how important it was for my parents to love each other and not just their kids. I had a beautiful example of what marriage should be growing up. It's just now obvious since a lot of people don't automatically recognize what you're supposed to do once thrown into that covenant. Anywho, I'm just saying that I'm glad I learned about marriage from a marriage and not a blog about marriage.

Blessings.  Wait for them.  They will come.  They are stacked up and ready for you.  Only, let God do the doling out!  Don't go making your own blessings.  They are worth waiting for.  I promise!

 

One Down…One To Go

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Someone found and purchased a car ALL BY HIMSELF!!

Not only did he find what he was looking for it was in his price range. It’s amazing what praying about your needs will do. God knows….and he blesses. After searching the world over, he had just the car IN THE SAME TOWN as us RIGHT BESIDE OUR INSURANCE company. Convenient!

But that’s not all– God knew the needs of the seller too. He lives in another town and commutes to work (in our town). He’s the only one left (in his family) still in America. The rest of his family is serving as missionaries in the Ukraine. He needed to sell his vehicles in order to tie things up here to join them.

Hello, God thing? Definitely!

Lord,
You NEVER stop! You bless, you share, you give and then you just do it all over again. Thank you for always having our best interest and loving us even with the daily needs that seem silly. My heart is overflowing.
Amen

~~I can’t wait to see what God has in store for my sweetgirl who has PATIENTLY waited for her car. Hopefully, this week…sister! 🙂

Thank You Love

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Remember how nervous I was about my upcoming schoolyear? I was uber anxious! I worried about the change in my schedule and which teacher I would be assisting. Change is hard, ya’ll!

But God wasn’t caught off guard.

While my schedule is a bit crazy, it’s filled with great people! I work with three different awesome teachers. I spend my day racing back and forth from one classroom to the other. Last week, someone suggested I wear rollerskates. It’s about that hectic. Sitting down…is history!

I spent the first week doing some important IEP tasks for two of my new teachers. On Friday, Mrs. S. handed me this—->

I immediately felt blessed! She sweetly handed it to me with the kindest words of gratitude for my work on her IEP’s. How thoughtful, right? Wait til you see what was inside….

Hello, chocolate love! I’ve been carrying it around like it’s a diamond ring. I’m a serious chocoholic and I don’t want to waste it on any old snack. I finally took a nibble of it yesterday. Oh emm gee! So rich, so sweet….so very thoughtful!

Saying thank you is one of the kindest things you can do. Showing your thankfulness is even better. I have tried to be a thankful person my whole life. It feels special to know someone loves you enough to do something JUST FOR YOU.

I love the folks I’m working with this year. Especially those who pass out fancy chocolates.

Dear God
Thank you for blanketing me with your love and protection at work. I know you care about every little detail of my life. I feel so blessed that you use people in my life to remind me how much you love me. Help me to show the people around me how much they mean to me too!
Amen

**Who can you bless today just by saying Thank You?

He knows best….

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

When I was pregnant with both my girls…I had no idea they were in fact girls. I had the privilege of knowing Gavin was a boy from the very get-go of my first pregnancy. He was a vision! One that could not be denied. The doctor said so anyway! 🙂

I was terribly bummed not knowing the sex of my babies. It was almost too much to deal with. I had no way of planning or being prepared (except to pick up a few girl things….just in case). I just don’t get it with you surprise people…..I’m way too nosey, I suppose. Maybe it’s part of my controlling personality (yea, that’s a whole nother post!). I wanted to know, ya’ll!

But God….he had another plan. He wanted to surprise me and that he did. When Ally was born, I nearly flipped when they said she was a girl. I mean, seriously. I was so sure she was a boy. Nope, not a boy! Then, they handed her to me and I looked at her…..and instantly fell in love. She was so beautiful! Her lips were so full and everything about her was perfect. I’ll never forget that feeling. God is good!

Same thing happened 19 months later. Same hospital, same doctor…..same sex! It’s a girl! Huh? Are you kidding? Nope, here’s your baby girl. Again, so perfect and so beautiful. How is it that God just knows? I don’t know….He’s God, for goodness sakes! And I’m glad that he is.

I’ve been thinking about my blessings tonight. I really do have so many. Everything is so not perfect right now in my life. But I’m still blessed! We have many financial worries, health concerns, job stresses and even relationship strains. But, I have such joy in my heart for so many things.

My girls are one of them (or should I say 2 of them?). I can’t even describe how much I love them. I get emotional when I think of how precious they are to me. Both of them so unique. Both of them so perfect (created in God’s image perfect). He chose me to be their mom! I’m forever grateful. What a blessing they’ve been in my life. What an exciting future ahead for them and me with them. I love what they bring into my world (sometimes, I want to make them go to bed and stay there). They aren’t afraid to love or live. I wish I could say…that I’ve helped them be the young women they are. But I know …..it was only through God that anything good has come. I’m human. With….flaws!

Just ask them! 🙂

I want my girls to know their value to me. I’ve tried to show them and love them like God would have me to. But I know that I fall short somedays. I make mistakes and flub up. Someday they’re going to be wives & moms themselves. I pray they are devoted and loving…..and happy. But more than any of those things…I pray they are His. Completely souled out to the God who gave them to me so long ago.

God,
I look at the children you gave me and I’m in awe. Your workmanship and creativity goes beyond what my mind can understand. I love everything about my children. Thank you for sharing them with me.
Amen