Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over...

I'm not going to lie to you. 2012 has not been kind to my family (as I had hoped). We've been in what we Christians like to call "a valley."

I didn't talk about it much, mostly because it makes people uncomfortable. And the truth is, we're all going through rough times {at least that's what I gather in adult life}. There's always something to dive into prayer about.

For now, though, as huge prayers have been answered, I'd like to just be thankful.

  • Thank you, God, for loving me {Jeremiah 31:3}
  • Thank you, God, for being my refuge {Psalm 119:114}
  • Thank you for a husband who takes the job of "Daddy" seriously.
  • Thank you that my kids adore each other.
  • Thank you that Baby R cries for me sometimes.
  • Thank you that Big D misses me when I'm gone.
  • Thank you for this adorable little abode I get to preside in.
  • Thank you for our church family, who loves the Keathleys more than we deserve. Thank you for providing for us through some of the saints that go to DFCotN.
  • Thanks for Mr's new job! You not only answered prayers, but you gave me specific things I asked for {no nights & weekends, no retail}! You are good! {Psalm 119:68}
  • Thank you for the memories we have made while Mr was off work. Thank you for special moments and for how close we have become. Thank you for teaching us to rely on You above all else.
  • Thank you for sweet Baby R's giggle.
  • Thank you for teaching us what NOT to do when someone we love loses their job. And thank you for teaching us compassion through humbling experiences that we never dreamed we'd need/use.
  • Thank you for moving my parents closer. {I can't say this enough.}
  • Thank you for all the sweet moments we've had with Mr's parents. We love them dearly, and both kids light up when they see Memaw & Papaw!
  • Thank you for Big D's smile & super-hugs every day. I literally don't know what I would do without them.
  • Thanks for a "job" where I get to love on kiddos and teach them about the Bible!
  • Thanks for strawberries, Watermelon, and corn on the cob. Summertime food favorites! <3
My Mr lost his job in February. It's been rough {and that might be an understatement}. I realize that everything is not going to be better simply because there's a job on the horizon, but I am hopeful that life will slowly turn and become a little more "normal" {If there's such a all}.

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for us during these trials. Thank you for supporting, encouraging, and lifting us up.

My cup runneth over...

{I will leave you with this of my faves.}

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff and good thoughts. Love the song. Pretty much right where I am living right now. Just have to trust the Lord for the plan.