To be totally honest, I just wasn’t feeling it last week. I wanted so badly to be on top of everything and to have all of my Easter activities all lined up and planned out, ready to make memories with the kids. And then it hit. The kids got colds, which isn’t usually a huge deal to me except I also got a cold too like I haven’t had in a long time. I am thankful that I kind of forgot how yuck you feel We got crappy news about an offer we put in on a house…I was not prepared for house hunting to be so emotional! Also realizing that Zeke is really turning 2 next week, which is an awesome thing to celebrate, but really kind of makes me sad. I really didn’t want another Easter to just pass me by again without truly realizing why we celebrate it.
I enjoy all of the seasons, but when the weather does beautiful things like yesterday and today, I am one happy girl! I am especially happy and thankful that my kids LOVE being outside. So we took advantage of the GORGEOUS weather already today and got our hands dirty, doing a little project we shopped for on Monday. I have always wanted to start my seeds for our garden on my own, but usually ended up letting it go to the way side, with planting time creeping on me way too quickly. So with the first peeks of Spring and kids that could now learn from the process, I decided to jump on it this year.
“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”
Such a sweet confirmation after our morning :). It is true that as a parent you want to satisfy the desires of your child’s heart. While Autumn was reading one of her favorite Strawberry Shortcake books, she found a “makeup table” like Lemon Meringue that she wanted. I told her that we should pray about it and be specific in our prayers. So we prayed. But can I tell you how she prayed and how it has convicted me in my prayers? She started off with, “Thank you God for a makeup table…” She wasn’t doubting the fact that she was going to get that table, but believed with an EXPECTANCY. She prayed with faith filled, THANKFUL EXPECTANCY. It really was beautiful!
“…Count your many blessings see what God has done.”
So many good things today Sunshine, new ideas, church, “Voices of Lee”, home inspection and day spent at Grammy and Poppa’s. A touch of Spring, inspiration for new material, worshiping with Believers, being in the presence of some AMAZING vocalists, one step closer to truly selling our house and being blessed with a place to go and call “home” when you can’t be at yours. God is SO good to us!!! A thankful heart seems like so little in comparison to all that He is and continues to do on our behalf.
” Rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.”
As referenced in my latest blog post, I will be journaling my way to a “happy, thankful heart”. Thanks for coming along on my journey! This ultimately stems from my “30 Days of Thankfulness” that I did this past November (2014). It really gave me a new perspective and had me thinking all day of things I was thankful for as I knew I was holding myself accountable to a public post. SO after a lesson of not complaining, I want to make it a point to focus on my blessings and not the negative.
I have a whole new appreciation for Moses now that I am a parent…especially after parenting for a week alone while Ryan was in London! We are studying the “Life of Moses” this year in BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and having kids has certainly made this study much more applicable than ever before. The next few posts will be a little series of situations I have seen played out in my life as I relate them to what happened to Moses as a parent figure and leader of the Israelites.
Welcome to Of the Mouth of Babes! I am thrilled you have decided to stop by and share in how I feel God reveals His Father’s heart to me on a daily basis.
I don’t know about you, but since becoming a parent, convictions abound as my kids get older and I daily (try as humanly possible with the help of The Lord!) teach them the ways of The Lord and His True Word. I often find myself hearing that still small voice (which can become rather resounding at times) speaking to me and turning the questions that I have asked my kids, into questioning me on how I am handling those situations in my own life.