Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy 9th Birthday, Easton!!

Nine years ago today God brought into this world a sweetly stubborn baby boy. Easton is the kid that always keeps us guessing. He's such a little lover. We love you so much Easton. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Thoughts

I have been MIA from my blog and I hate that! I really enjoy writing posts, even though only a few people probably even read them. I am a big believer in journaling and this is just another outlet for me to express and share things that are going on in my life. I've been dealing with some hard things lately and that has left me with no desire to blog. Actually, I don't even feel like I have anything to post. I am slowly healing, thanks to an amazing and faithful God. He is teaching me so much about myself and other people. I have the most amazing friends and parents (x2). I truly cannot comprehend how people make it through the valleys of life without Him. He makes so many promises to us that He WILL keep, we just have to have faith and a willing heart. I am amazed to look back and see all the ways God had blessed me and my family. Sometimes I don't even realize they are blessings until I move past them.

Last night a great friend, Becky, called me up and said she had cooked a roast and asked if I wanted half of it. Heck yeah!! We were seriously planning on eating leftovers, no one was happy about that. My kids were so excited to have roast. So Parker peeled potatoes while me and Liv picked up the roast. My boys devoured that roast. It was tender, like butta ;)! There was just a little bit left but both boys made sure to tell me not to throw it away!! It was a good night. Thanks Becky! God is looking over us.

I am so blessed by genuine friendships. It's times like this when you find out who your true friends are. I love that I can tell any of them about my day and how I'm really feeling and they will still love me ;)! I love that I can ask them to pray for me and I know prayers will go up. I love that I can talk with them about our Saviour. What a blessing.

Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4

I want this time of my life to have purpose. I don't want to go through all of this in vain and with nothing to show. I know God will redeem this entire situation...I just need to be patient.

One of my favorite verses that has given me a lot of strength throughout is Exodus 14:14, The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. It's such an uncomplicated verse and has brought me so much peace.

If you are struggling with ANYTHING in your life, look to God. He alone is the great Transformer and Redeemer. Seek Him with all your heart and He will always be faithful.

In love,
Kelly :)