"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Overwhelmed by His goodness

These last several days/weeks I can't get over the blessings that have come our way.

And yet, it is so fresh that feeling that I had when I didn't want to leave home to be here.

This got me wondering how many blessings I have missed out on in life because it wasn't part of my plan. How many times have I told God no, not knowing that I was doing so.
Believe me, I thought the things going on with Chosen and Cooper's Law were more important that me leaving town for a while. Wha? I thought it was what God was calling me to, and yet in our time here I've realized He didn't really need ME, He could do it fine all by himself.

I won't go into a lot of what's going on here, but again I feel God's blessings pouring out onto our family in ways I never could have dreamed. So many things that shouldn't be, simply are. Like feeling completely comfortable in 500 square feet! Or the fact that I was so worried about finances (everything is expensive here) and somehow, my credit card statement was significantly lower than usual (more than half was it usually is!) If that's not God, what is? This has taught me to trust Him in ways that I never really have.

As much as I am missing our family and friends, here I have been reminded daily of his desire to be my everything. I don't want to get back home and forget this. I don't want to get into the hustle of life and forget these sweet lessons.

So, tomorrow Blake flies out for his next interview and even with what i just wrote I would be lying if I said I wasn't dreading this weekend without him. We are getting down to the wire, with only a 17 days left here and Blake will be gone for about 8 of those!
Here are some pics from our time with Gigi. What a treasure our time was together!
Sadie has dropped her morning nap, but she keeps falling asleep just before we get her into her pack and play! Grocery shopping this week was much easier with Gigi. Cooper requested that Gigi take her own basket so that he could put goodies and treats into it! Wow, how smart they are!!!

This is also a favorite place for people to bring their dogs to play. I don't know if the kids like the playground or the dogs better. We now spend time here everyday!!!

Gigi helped us find this cool park and the kids LOVED it! Blake pointed out that he had showed it to me earlier, but somehow it doesn't stick in my head unless I drive there myself! The kids were in heaven and the day got even better when we found McDonald's again! Have you ever seen a view like this out of MickeyD's before. They even have a fireplace-WOOT WOOT!!!!
Her eyes look tired, but look who can used a straw and juice box! Oh my, where did my baby go?


Betty S said...

Aspen is a beautiful city and glad that Gigi was there to enjoy it with you all...

Kristy said...

What an amazing experience for your family. When you coome back to OK your going to be burning up, you will probally be so used to the cold. I really can't believe my eyes when I see how big Sadie has gotten I guess we can measure time by our kids growth! Hang in there while Blake is gone just blog more we love reading!

kim said...

ahhh we miss you! I am so glad that you are soaking up all the goodness that is packed into those 500 square feet! I bet the boys will never forget this experience!

Cindy said...

I'm soo happy to hear that God has been so faithful to you guys while you're there. I gotta admit, I was scared of you leaving while Chosen was getting started. I thought "What will we do without Molly!?!" But somehow God just works it all out, doesnt he? I was even thinking that last night at the coalition meeting. I am being continually reminded that this is God's deal, and I am soo blessed to be a part of it. And while I'm at it, I'm so blessed to know you! Love you girl, cant wait to see you again!

Kristy said...

ps I'm bloggin again so jump on over LOL