Wednesday, December 12, 2012 lay before the King...

parallels...they aren't lost on me. Thankful that, because of Jack, I savor imagining each moment Mary had with her precious baby Jesus...Immanuel...God WITH us. Breath of Heaven, hold me forever near me. Jack's precious, short earthly life has carved many facets into mine... I would do it ALL AGAIN.

God is in every little detail. So many blessings to thank Him for. .. ...

Like the lovely phone conversation I had with Shellee hearing your voice and the chatter of your little birdies in the background, and your joyful news, my friend. You are precious to me!

Like the fun and unexpected quick visit with Kellie and 4 of her 5 kids tonight, and the 12 cookies they presented to me. Love you, people!

Like the late morning on into the afternoon shopping/foot massaging/gab-a-thon with my friend, Christy, today. You are such a source of encouragement and joy to me!

Like the beautiful necklace that my parents brought down to me tonight...(a blog post, for sure. there's always a story). I love you, momma and poppa.

Like the charming and incredible husband who stayed here with his children all day so I could get a li'l shopping you, honey.

Like the little run in with Robin and Becca at the mall today. beautiful ladies.

My cup seriously runs over....

take a moment, or several moments, and just thank the Lord for all of your blessings. They are gifts. Even your trials are refinement...keep your eyes toward heaven. sing Him a song...that's my new attitude adjustment...

much love to you from me, over here, up here, down here...

btw...I only have 5.5 more days as a 30 something.

that is just SO weird to me.



Anonymous said...

As I always say, WOW, you are one BUSY lady! I don't know how you do it all. And, visiting with friends whether by telephone or in person or online is what we are dedicating Christmas 2012 to. So, I love that you have talked with Shellee in Japan, Christy, Kellee, Robin, Becca, and your parents. How cool! And, then on top of it all, you manage to share a post with us that reminds us to look elsewhere.

I certainly hope that you have a great rest of the week!

Many hugs,
Tory (David and Linda, too!)

P.S. I finally got mom to read some of your blog (she used to love to read it before), and she laughed and cried all the way through it. So, again, your blog is truly a gift to those of us that can't see you in person! Merry Christmas!

ashley said...

thanks for your encouragement! this post was a definite blessing/reminder to many are.