Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanks for giving

I couldn't let my favorite holiday/day of the year pass without saying... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

We each have so much to be thankful for and I am no exception. Of course I'm most thankful for life, a second chance to make a difference and the lessons I've learned over the last 18 months. God is so good and I want to commit to spending the rest of my life thanking Him for His blessings.

Make sure and take some extra time over the next couple days, if you didn't do it today, to tell those you love, that you love them. Put the TV on mute to hear a story from your dad's childhood. Ask the questions you have been wanting to know about each other and wait to actually listen to the answer. Celebrate the children (old and new!!!) in your life and hug your grandparents one more time.

My cornucopia is full of Blessings!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

heaven, I'm in heaven

A great day of worshipping with friends and celebrating little Eva Isabella.

If this is what heaven feels like, sign me up!!!

I learned a new song today and it brought me to tears. I worshipped with new saints today and it brought me to tears (thanks for letting me sing in the choir with you guys!). I learned a new meaning for "find favor" and it is a moment I will savor. I found out a reason (not personally) that you should always say "yes" when they offer you insurance on a rental situation. I was reminded why my junior year of college really was my favorite!

I also went through a box of pictures from high school this weekend (part of the shrapnel of the cleaning out the closet at home thing) and walked down memory lane. Man those were some good days and I really did have great friends! While most of us don't keep up like we all thought we would, I'm grateful for a chance to just think about them and relive some amazing times that God did some amazing things in our lives together. I miss you guys!

Let's see, what else...
  • the Tigers beat the Reddies...check
  • I finally put away all the stuff I brought home last week...check
  • I did laundry and everything in my house is clean...check
  • I washed all the dishes in my kitchen...check
  • I wrapped a few presents...check
  • I got my Operation Christmas Child boxes ready...check (I'm really excited about these...this is one of those things that has really been on my heart this year)

I think that about rounds out the weekend