Friday, November 25, 2011
Blessings and Thoughts About Them
I was thinking today, now that Thanksgiving is over, how
do I go about letting Thanksgiving be a habit of my life. I
thought well first I must give thanks for even the things I am
not wild about like being sick. Yep, I came down with a horrible cold.
But to give thanks, I can say that I am thankful there if food in the
fridge, and I don't have to cook.
I am always reminded of 10 years ago today. We were in the midst
of building this house. People were not buying houses in light of 911.
We had a house that had been on the market for 6 months and this
one was almost finished.
My house is town was the prettiest house to decorate in the winter.
For me it had it problems but it was not my husband idea of anything
he wanted. He wanted land and as I had inherited this he was ready
to move. I wasn't.
On this day, 10 years ago, we had been out here to check on things. I was sick about
leaving my pretty house is town and moving out here. We went home
and I went outside to watch the sunset. I had to go stand in a side of
our yard to see the setting sun and as I watched it I was crying. I looked in the window
there was a fire in the fireplace, the kids were much younger they were playing on the floor and it was warm and inviting. I was outside looking in.
I shook myself and made me go inside and as I hadn't done devotions
yet I thought I would do them in front of the fire. I always keep my devotional
materials in a basket so I can carry them where ever I go.
I picked up the first one and on the page for this day it read. "How long will
thou mourn?...fill thy lamp with oil, and go. I will send thee... I have provided...
(-1 Samuel 16:1)
I jumped like I had been hit with a cattle prod. This verse was all true too, in about 2 weeks.
before Christmas that year the house was sold, we never made two house-payments,
God sent the right people for our house, they went on to have 6 kids too.
This house is pretty when it is decorated and I have been so blessed.
So life is like that I think, I get so caught up in looking what is in front of me,
I forget to lift my eyes and see all of the beauty that is around me. I am not saying
it was ever easy, it wasn't but if I quit whining and moaning, God has blessed
me over and over beyond my wildest dreams.
I just had to share this as I was walking around tonight watching the sunset thinking
about how 10 years ago I was different. I am so glad I am right here in this place.
Blessings from me to you,