this blog is fun. this blog is a nice way to get feelings out and share parts of my life. this blog is unimportant. yes, you read that right. unimportant. i sometimes go through my everyday life focused on what is not going "right." my children are fighting. my husband isn't reading my mind. it's cold out and i want spring. i miss my parents. i am a glass half empty kind of gal. sad but true. i have accepted it and just have to try hard to focus on the positive. as much as i sometimes think i am getting the short end of the stick, i am not. i have not. i only need to look beyond myself to know that i am blessed. not just blessed like everyone else. but really blessed. i have been guarded from much pain in my life. i have my parents alive and healthy. i have a wonderful healthy family. i have had 3 easy pregnancys. i have 3 healthy children. i have never lost a child. my husband has a job. i have a warm home. i have 4 grandparents alive and married to their original spouse. my children have 5 great grandparents. i have a loving, supportive church family. i have in-laws who are still married and love our family. i have a brother and sister who i am close to. physically and emotionally. blessed.
when i hear of others loss, i am abruptly reminded of how cruel this life can be. how your whole world can fall apart in an instant. never the same. and i am reminded in all my flub ups and mistakes and short comings why i need a savior. i am reminded that his grace is enough.
mary from a splendid adventure wrote a lovely post on being broken. it touched my heart. it might touch yours too. http://www.asplendidadventure.blogspot.com/
my friend shared a lovely verse that i want to leave you with...have a blessed day.
"the lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." psalms 34:18