I love that ya'll have been sending me prayer requests for us to pray over and I am honored to pray for so many. But I have to admit - there have been so many hard and sad things I've read lately and then I turn on the news and there is not a lot of good news. Sometimes it just completely overwhelms me and I'm a pretty positive person. I have been so grieved lately over all the sick babies especially and the ones that have died in the last few weeks. I know there is a lot of "why" being asked and I don't have the answers.
I know so many of you out there are hurting. You have lost a job, lost a home, lost a spouse, lost a child, lost the hope of having a child...........but we all can find SOMETHING to give thanks for.
If you can read this post - then you have eyes to see - and that's something to praise him for.
If you can read this post - you have a computer and electricity and that's more than half the world can say - so you have something to praise Him for.
I'm going to tell you what I am praising Him for today and then I want to sit back and read your praises. Tell me what your praise is. I need to count my blessings today. I want to count yours too. :-)
PRAISE: This time last year I thought I might never have a child and I was in such despair. And then 2 months ago - I thought I would never take home my precious baby. Today she is sleeping right next to me and is the most precious gift I've ever been given. (and praise for Wal-Mart where I got this cute little outfit for $4. ha ha ha !)
PRAISE: We have 2 sets of grandparents that love her more than anything and who have helped us so much and come to visit often so they can love on her and help us. We are blessed.
PRAISE: Scott and I have 2 great jobs, a home to live in, plenty of food to eat, and our health. I count those blessings every single day.
PRAISE: I am wearing flip flops today for the first time this year which means it is a warm sunny spring day and I love this weather so much. It's hard not to believe in God when you see the beautiful change of seasons He gave us. He didn't have to make everything so beautiful......but He did.
PRAISE: I have the best friends both in real life and in the blog world who call me, e-mail me, make me laugh and bring so much joy to my life. I count that blessing every day also!
PRAISE: Just some things I love that bring me a lot of happiness: Sonic vanilla cokes, smores pop tarts, chili's chips and salsa, Panera bagels, Razorback football, 90's hair bands (ha!), David Crowder - every single song, new purses, big earrings, Lifetime movies, making my friends laugh or them making me laugh, walks on pretty days, FACEBOOK, the ocean, cards in the mail, in the summer when it stays light until 9:00, driving with the windows down on a beautiful day, 5:00 on Fridays, ANYTHING MONOGRAMMED, reality TV, singing old hymns in church, baby showers, Christmas Cards and singing praise songs in my car with my hands raised up, Scott coming home from work every day, and Harper smiling at me.