Skirt: Madras for UO (clearance, $7!!!!!!)
So many blessings lately (as usual), new friends that are encouragements to me, The Mr. continuing to be a solid and faithful friend, The Kidlet's curiosity growing by leaps and bounds. My life is pretty simple, cooking, cleaning, eating, laughing, serving The Mr., being served by him, biking, "splorging" (The Kidlet's version of Exploring) hiking, etc. I know nothing lasts forever and so I know that this time in our lives will pass, we may not always live here, we may not always have the schedules and the time that we have now, things change (which terrifies me) but I am trying to learn to simply be content with what God's given me today instead of worrying about what trial might be in my future (soooo immature of me, I know)
So here I am, basking in the delicious tranquility of my life today, trying to be a blessing to my family and friends and trying to glorify my beautiful
Creator who remains beautiful even when life might get ugly.
It's been a beautiful week though quite bittersweet, several deaths (made worse by the fact that they were people who thought there was no hope and took their own lives, my heart breaks for them and the families they left behind) a little sweetheart of a child in the hospital fighting for her life, another friend of a friend losing their Wife/Mother/Grandma yesterday. So much sorrow all around us but I cannot ignore that God remains good even in these times of sorrow. How foolish would I be to abandon my faithfulness to Him simply because life gets tough. That's like turning my back on The Mr. if something were to happen to his job.
I generally tend to keep my beliefs to myself here as I know it is a touchy subject for many but I cannot keep quiet something that means so much to me, I hope that this doesn't push people away because it isn't my intent, but even if it does I cannot lie about who I am, because this really does make me who I am, not something I just kind of believe when it is convenient. All that said as a disclaimer to this....a friend sent me this yesterday when I told him it had been a sorrow-filled week...
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation , that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
I hope that perhaps that might encourage and up lift you in some way today.
Lovies and Longing,