I am sitting here writing this letter with a heart full of thanksgiving, and praise for You, and a desire to tell You and the rest of the world, just how much I LOVE YOU!!!
*I LOVE YOU because You have been with me my entire life, through good times and bad.
*I LOVE YOU because You have comforted me in times of great sorrow when I thought I would never be happy again.
*I LOVE YOU because You have encouraged me in times when I have been down and felt that things couldn't possibly get any worse.
*I LOVE YOU because You have filled my heart with joy by blessing me with a wonderful family.
*I LOVE YOU because You have made me smile by sending MY CRAZY FRIENDS into my life!
*I LOVE YOU because You have given me a Godly husband who loves You, and his family with all of himself.
*I LOVE YOU because You have shown Your trust in me by loaning us three beautiful children, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren.
*I LOVE YOU because You loved me UNCONDITIONALLY even when I didn't love myself.
*I LOVE YOU because You are a merciful and forgiving God and even though we may stray from our walk with You, You patiently wait for us to return. And when we do, You are there with Your loving arms outstretched, waiting to embrace us and welcome us back.
*I LOVE YOU because YOU LOVED US so much, that you willingly gave Your precious life on the cross for us!
Thank you, FATHER, for all that You have done for me!!
I LOVE YOU!
I used to look at my dog and think, "If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking!" and she would look at me like she was saying, "If you were smarter, I wouldn't have to!"
I have been in bed a good chunk of today with sinus issues so I took the time to get caught up on my Jamberry listening and watching training videos and booking parties. I \\am so blessed to belong to such a PHENOMENAL COMPANY and and even more PHENOMENAL TEAM and THE MOST OUTSTANDING TEAM LEADER anyone could ask for! Their love, support and encouragement for one another is beyond words.
A dear, sweet friend of mine told me about a Christian Women's Reading Challenge and I knew I just had to participate. I absolutely LOVE to read but have not done much of it over the past few years so when my friend told me about this, it just seemed like now was the time to get back to it, and what better way to do that than to read books that were going to really give something to me, give me things that I can really take away and use in my life right now, not a whole bunch of fluff.
So, this is the start of my collection. There are different levels that you can choose from so I am starting out on Level One, choosing to read only 13 books for the year. If I get through these and feel I can do more, I'll bump it up another one. I pick the level I want to strive for. The categories are:
Time Management/Homemaking Skills
Money & Finances
A Christian Classic
*If you are not a parent or are not married, there are other fantastic
book suggestions from the other categories you may choose from.
If you'd like to join me in this challenge, you may find the list or
categories and reading suggestions using this link: Christian Women's Reading Challenge
Today was Mouse's first Music & Movement For Tots class. She LOVED learning about different instruments and how to play them, and was able to identify each one. She really enjoyed their free movement time as well as the other things they are learning. I'm so blessed to be a part of this with her and happy she is looking forward to next week's class!
It was a beautiful day to be outside today. Our temperatures were just in the low 20's and snow 2 days ago and now it's 71*. Can you say CrAzY!!!!! While Daddy & Kiddo were cleaning up the yard and taking things to the dumps, 'Lil Bean and I played outside. Future mowing buddy in the making!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God!" Philippians 4:6
It is so easy to let our daily schedules bog us down and overload us with stress and frustration, but PRAISE THE LORD, He is always there to take that fear and anxiety away, if we'd only let Him!
This Willow Tree piece was a gift from My Skippy Man a few years ago. It has gone through some very rough times; being knocked off the shelf and having my head being broken off on two or three occasions but each time it is glued back together. This reminds me so much of how our marriage has been. We have had many rough patches with lots of ups and downs but each time, through much prayer and turning it over to God, we have been able to glue us back together!