So when you do, you take it and savor it.
I feel blessed this morning.
(Side-note: Please excuse any use of the f-word (feelings), k? It has it's place. Don't over analyze.)
Yesterday we celebrated my firstborn's 11th birthday. The further we get into these double digits, the weirder it seems. It's only up from here. He'll be in the double digits for the rest of his life. Those single digit years, you only get nine of them. I wish I had savored them more, but I am excited, yes, excited, to savor the upcoming teen years. I'd probably choose to skip the awkward preteen years, but I've never heard of that happening. So I'll try to savor those too.
Yesterday, I got to see some of the ladies I love most in the world. My Lincoln girls. I miss what we had there so much, but the Lord is so faithful to remind me: you'll be friends forever. We have bonds that will never be broken, built on history together and the love of Christ.
And then I'm reminded that God is building new bonds in our new place. History takes time. The Lord subtracted nothing from our lives when He moved us. He only planned to add to our lives.
The sun is shining bright when the weatherman predicted rain for days on end.
I'm listening to this new song by Casting Crowns and praying the Lord will make it true of my life:
To know Him and make Him known.
To live more than an ordinary life
To do more than just survive
Knowing that the key is knowing Him and making Him known. There is nothing ordinary about that. Walking with Jesus is the best thing going. Joy unspeakable.
No wonder I'm feeling blessed this morning.