Absolutely overwhelmed with gratefulness today as I celebrate the life of my 2 little ones coming into this world a year ago. They have blessed my life with more joy than I ever thought I could have. I truly feel like I am living the abundant life the Lord promised because I am abundantly in love with my beautiful family.
Today I am grateful for the blessing of Zaya and Chase!
Sometimes I hesitate sharing the simple things. No major revelation, no life changing epiphany just everyday gratefulness, but then I got to thinking that's life. Life is ordinary and mundane most says and God is calling me to be grateful for those ordinary, mundane, everyday kind of things in order to keep my eyes on Him.
In Florida the scorching temps and uncontrollable humidity feels like they will literally melt you come October. You are so tired of it in revolt you start to wear long pants just because the weather should be cooler. Well, finally it is cooler. By cooler I mean in the 80's but at least I don't feel like I'm going to melt anymore. My prayer is the coolness lasts at least a couple days this winter.
Today I'm grateful the scorching temps are going and the cooler weather is coming.
The last couple weeks we've been looking back at old pictures of the babies as we've been preparing for their upcoming 1st Birthday. I really can't believe that it has almost been a year since the Lord blessed us with such an amazing gift. I remember during the sleep deprivation months thinking to myself, "Am I going to make it?" Life was turned upside down and I never cared as much about anything as I did about these 2 little lives. It was crazy taking care of two babies at once, getting to know what each cry meant, knowing how to comfort each one, how to play with each one and how to hold each one. Now their 11 1/2 months old and I finally feel like I know them. I know what each cry means, I know how to make them laugh and I know how to comfort each one of them and I can't believe we're here. We made it! I made it to the place where I feel good at being a Mom, where I feel like I actually might know what I'm doing and It feels good. All the crazy moments, and worried tears lead to this moment. All the moments definitely weren't all easy but they were definitely ALL Great!
I'm so grateful for every moment I have had with my sweet babies!
I first fell in love with fall in college seeing as I grew up in the desert and there wasn't really the change of seasons. Illinois had it though and I fell in love immediately with the crisp, chilly weather, the campfires, the wonderful goodies to eat, and ofcourse my favorite, the beautiful colors of the leaves. I would travel around campus and find my favorites and stick them in my bible for keeps. (I think I still have a few)
Fall in Florida doesn't really have the crisp, chilly weather or the wonderful hues in the leaves but it's still such a special time in our family. This is when we celebrate my birthday, our wedding anniversary and our babies birthday! As far as I'm concerned all good things happen in the fall and I love it! It's a time to reflect on the abundant blessings that the Lord gives out and a great time to be thankful for all of those blessings.
Today I'm grateful for Fall and all the blessings it brings with it!