Monday, September 30, 2013

Eighteen Gifts

Still rockin that 80's hair.  What in the world???
1.  He never fails to take out the trash.

2.  He is really good at stopping to smell the roses.  He "slows" me and opens my eyes to things I would otherwise miss.

3.  He has strong, manly hands.

4.  He's a good daddy, a fun daddy, a daddy who listens, a daddy who nurtures, a daddy who recognizes the wonder of this world and opens their eyes to His beauty.

5.  He likes country music.
Callaway Gardens and some high-waisted shorts.  Yeah-baby!
 6.  He likes to work hard and get sweaty.  He has a good work ethic, is honest and loyal.

7.  He talks to me...really talks.  He enjoys telling me about his day.

8.  If I ask him to do a "honey-do", he writes it down and does it.  I rarely remind him.  (From what I hear, that's a great gift!)

9.  He regularly and verbally recognizes God's blessings.  

10.  He is spontaneous.
I used to fish with him.
11.  He's smart and he knows alot of stuff, like how things work and the rules of the game.  If I have a question about something, he usually knows the answer.... but he's not a "know it all."

12.  He is not really "judgmental" ...and he likes all kinds of people.

13.  He genuinely enjoys whatever I cook for him and expresses his appreciation.  (Thanks Nana!)

14.  If he is sorry, he says it... to me and the girls.

15.  He is very child-like in a grown up sort of way... and he still gets excited "like a kid" about life's adventures.

16.  He really loves the Lord, reads His word, and trusts Him to keep His promises, watch over us and sustain us.

17.  He makes me feel special.

18.  He's cute.

Happy 18th Anniversary, Sweetheart.
YOU are the sweetest of God's gifts to me.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Willing to Bend

It was one of those sweet moments.  I was on the way home from the grocery store.  This week has been heavy with the one year anniversary of the passing a dear friend's son and the beginning of treatment for our dear friends' daughter who faces a road of unknowns and waiting.

He reminded me as I just sat and hoped.... 

He is close.  
He is aware.  
He understands.

I surely do not know how anyone faces this life without Him.  How sweet to sit at His feet and leave our burdens there.

Fortunate Fall by Audrey Assad | CD Reviews And Information |


Humble and human, willing to bend You are
Fashioned of flesh and the fire of life, You are
Not too proud to wear our skin
to know this weary world we’re in
Humble, humble Jesus

Humble in sorrow, You gladly carried Your cross
Never refusing Your life to the weakest of us
Not too proud to bear our sin
to feel this brokenness we’re in
Humble, humble Jesus

We bow our knees
We must decrease
You must increase
We lift You high

Humble in greatness, born in the likeness of man
Name above all names, holding our world in Your hands
Not too proud to dwell with us, to live in us, to die for us
Humble, humble Jesus

We lift You high
We lift You high

Audrey Assad (My fave!)
from Fortunate Fall