Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Heart Is Full

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
1 Chronicles 16:8

As I reflect on all our blessings this Thanksgiving season my heart is full.  On the top of the list is the way that God has stretched and and continues to grow me.  It was often through tough times but it seems as though now in some ways I can embrace them as I fight through them. While those times are still painful and hard I know they are the times that my faith and reliance on Christ are strengthened.  

My husband is another huge blessing in my life.  While we don't have a perfect life or a perfect marriage we continue to figure out how to walk this journey together.  God continues to stretch and grow us and bind us together in ways that I never dreamed.  As we walked through some really tough days on our journey to Ellie I was reminded of what a huge blessing it is to walk this journey called life with a strong, godly man. 

We have been blessed with five precious blessings.  I feel so blessed that God would entrust us with his precious children.  Each of them makes my heart smile in different ways, each of them sharpens me in different ways but each of them are wrapped tightly around my heart.  

We have been blessed with an amazing family and friends and God continues to showers blessings all over our life. 

To top off this Thanksgiving season has to be having our little Ellie home.  We have clearly seen God's fingerprints all over this little girl and our journey to her.  She has given me the honor of becoming a mommy for the fifth time.   I wish I could put into words the journey my heart has gone on as I became this little girl's mommy ....

" ... because "Mommy" is forever. It is such a powerful name. Mommy means "I trust you." Mommy means "you will protect me." Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited.

Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad, or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed.  Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts.  Mommy is a comfort place - a safe place.  Mommy means "you are mine and I am yours and we are family."
- Katie J Davis, Kisses from Katie


Paige said...

beautiful, happy thanksgiving!

Kathy said...

What beautiful sentiments. I couldn't agree more. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ~ I am thankful for your friendship!

Jennifer said...

So thankful the Lord has made you her "Mommy" now!

Kristi said...

Lovely, heartfelt post! Beautifully written. I feel similarly about my marriage and life, not 'perfect' to the world but perfect for me and my family; a very interesting journey full of a lot of love, growing pains, and faith.

Fannie said...

That is beautiful! I'm so glad Ellie made it to your family in time for thanksgiving! I'm sure the kids are loving every bit Of their holiday weekend w her! Praying for her little heart and for God's perfect timing in the days ahead.

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