Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thankfulness

Read 'til the end. The best parts alway come at the end...

You know what? To be completely honest with you, today started out as such a great day, and right now, even through I'm a little worried and slightly paranoid about our future, at five p.m., when I came home from work, it was still a great day. I tucked the hair behind my ears and sang all the way home to the beat of Tenth Avenue North, Chris Tomlin, and even a little, yes, I'm not lying friends, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Now that--that, made my evening. 

I made some hot spaghetti and talked to my husband about his dreams. I watched the dog bring not one, not two, but four socks out into the living room (we're still not sure where she keeps finding them). We have lived large, and we are so grateful. But right now, right at this moment, I am a little worried. Sure, life after college is fun. Grown-up life is a lot of responsibility and no one washes your socks for you anymore. In fact, no one does anything for you, unless you marry a sweet man, so I guess I got lucky there. But life. Life. It's just such an up and down thing. One day I feel like I have nothing to lose, and then literally the next day, I have nothing. We have nothing. I am poor friends. It's true, and I mean it. Going for your dreams doesn't make money at first. It's a slow start, and that's not true for a few select lucky ones, or perhaps even more than half, but for us, the cards didn't fall that way, and tonight, I look to the Lord, and I thank him for the special life that he has specially selected for me. I thank him for MY gifts and MY talents and I am in awe of his majesty! I THANK THANK THANK HIM for how bountiful and generous he has been to us. 

If it weren't for him, Jonathan and I wouldn't be as far as we are in life. We will never stop giving praise to the Lord Almighty. Because friends, He was, and is, and is to come. Blessed be the name of the Lord. I will never stop saying it for the rest of my life. He gives and he can take away. That's fine with me. His name shall be praised. He is my rock--my fortress, and he is my help in time of trouble. Rejoice with me, and never, never, never forget, what he has done for you. Have you thanked him today? 

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him." 

-Lamentations 3:22-24

::A few things I'm thankful for::
Love
Music
Colors
Imagination
Light
Stars in a night sky
Wisdom from our Grandparents
Disease, without which, we would have no chance to reach out to others

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

-Ephesians 5:19-20

1 comment:

Media For More said...

This is beautiful Michelle. I truly believe that something great is just around the corner for one of us. God has given me a peace and new found trust that he has not and will not forget about us. I hope we can lean on each other and lean on him in the days ahead, because I have a feeling we will soon be blessed beyond what we thought possible. The Lord knows our hearts and desires, perhaps is using this time to teach us to trust him fully and to be disciplined in our actions. I feel like we are in training for a big game; the practice part is never too exciting, but when it comes time for the big game, you learn that it all pays off.

I love you so much! you are beautiful and wonderful!

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