The past few days have been crazy busy for me. I have been trying my hardest to get caught up on laundry. I seriously have NO clue where it all comes from. I feel like I have been doing laundry ALL day and I still have 3 loads sitting in the floor in the hallway upstairs, just waiting to be washed. I just haven’t gotten around to it. The husband had a volleyball game at work on Wednesday afternoon, so the big boy and I went out to watch him play. They actually have a sand volleyball court, with REAL beach sand and I made the mistake of allowing the little guy to get down and play in it. My car looks like I took the beach home with us! But he had a good time, so I guess that’s all that matters. Thursday we went and had breakfast with the Coast Guard guys Josh works with followed by ANOTHER volleyball game that afternoon.
Husband and I are coaching Upward Basketball and Cheerleading this year, so for the past two nights we have been at church doing evaluations and orientation for 2-3 hours, and then again this morning for 3 hours. I’m exhausted! I came home this morning and cleaned the bathrooms, cleaned the kitchen, did MORE laundry, ran a few errands and cooked for our Friends and Family day at church tomorrow. I made 2 casseroles and a chocolate cake. And my kitchen is clean! Did I mention that I was tired yet? But, despite how exhausted and drained I feel, I am in a fantastic mood and feel completely and totally BLESSED and GRATEFUL for my life. And tonight, for all of my bloggy friends, I decided to tell you why:
**~I am so unbelievably GRATEFUL for baby Stellen’s successful surgery and recovery. This sweet family has touched my heart in ways I never thought that someone I had never actually met could. But they have. And I am so humbled by God’s grace and hand in this sweet little boys life.
**~I am so humbled by God’s never-ending presence in my life. There have been so many days in the past 2 weeks when I felt like I was at a point where I just didn’t know what to do or how to handle the things I was feeling. But each and every time, God has come through for me and my family and shown his greatness.
**~I am amazed by how God can and does work things out for us. In times of this economic slump things have frustrating and tight for us at times. At the end of the day sometimes it just doesn’t leave me with a “warm fuzzy feeling.” But, every time I get this uneasy feeling about our finances, God provides. He ALWAYS provides. ALWAYS. It never fails for him to just work things out for us. They just happen. It absolutely amazes me.
**~I am so thankful for my husband. He is such an amazing man. I could not have ever imagined someone more perfect for me. I don’t know what I would do without him. He completes me in ways that I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t complete. He is one of the only people in this world that makes me TRULY happy and I don’t know what I would do without him in my life.
**~I am so blessed to have such a beautiful [well, maybe I should say handsome?], smart, independent, rambunctious, curious, snuggly little boy. I never really knew how much I could love someone until I had my son. It takes my breath away day after day after day. He is such a sweet child. His goofy, toothy grin and constand giggles melt my heart time and time again. I don’t know what I ever did to deserve such a precious gift from God, but I am so beyond thankful that he did.
I haven’t been so happy in a very long time. And right now, I just don’t know what to do with all of that happiness. I feel like I can do anything [with the Good Lord’s help, of course] and want to share how happy and blessed I am with everyone. I’m so excited that this bliss is right here at Christmas time, which just so happens to be my favorite season. Ever. We are getting our Christmas tree on the 1st of December and decorating the house. I can’t wait. Don’t worry, you’ll get photos 🙂 The only thing that would make me happier than I already am would be if the temperature in Florida took about a 25 or 30 degree drop for the next 2 or 3 months. I would love a cold Christmas this year.
God is so good! I encourage you all to look around you today and take note of all the things that he has blessed you with. To him be the honor and glory now and and forever! 🙂