Saturday, August 22, 2009

simple and beautiful.

In preparing for the birth of our daughter you can imagine that Chris and I have a million and one things on our mind. One thing that crosses our lips every single day is this exact phrase "Lord, thank you!" We have been absolutely blown away and are so humbled by the love that has been shown to us as we prepare for Kate's arrival. Can't tell you how much it means to us. We are blessed with a large support group and an amazing family and not a day goes by that we don't thank the Lord for you. Our hearts are filled with thanks tonight. As I was leaving Trader Joes this evening and driving home by myself I just began to thank the Lord that we can grocery shop and buy delicious food without having to worry about how much it cost. That is a blessing. It really opened my eyes to how much we take for granted. Something as simple as being able to buy food is something to be very thankful for. The fact that I got to come home tonight to a clean and cold house with a husband who loves and cherishes me is more than I ever deserved. We are both so extremely thankful that the Lord has blessed us with a baby girl to love and care for and raise. We could not ask for more and yet we deserve none of it. I hope this challenges you to take time and think about all the blessings in your life. They don't need to be huge and could some something as simple as being able to fill your car up with gas. Don't buy into the lie that you need "this" or "that" to satisfy you or you'll be thankful once "such and such" happens. Don't miss out on the simple yet beautiful things in life. We'll leave you with this verse..
"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." - Colossians 3:17

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