Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Open your Eyes

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm so thankful for a business day off.  It's amazing how much one can accomplish when given the opportunity to have no distractions.  I hope you are all living the best life ever and becoming more aware of your many blessings.  I know I have been opening my eyes more and more daily. 

"The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.  The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight to life."  Psalm 19:8

I can't tell you how fortunate and blessed I am.  My soon to be two year old came home on Saturday after being with his father for seven days (yes, you read that right SEVEN days).  I honestly don't know how divorced parents that live in different states do it.  To the best of my knowledge, the children have to be gone for SIX WEEKS at a time.  I can't begin to imagine, but I can pray for you all and I do. 

My life is complete when I have both of my sweet boys.  I don't worry when they are with my family, at daycare, school, etc.  I am a bit concerned when I can't be informed of anything that is going on with them for any amount of time.  Maybe it's just a mom thing.  I hope all you moms and dads out there love your children enough to call them and see how they are when they are away.

"I am happy from the inside out, and from outside in, I'm firmly formed.  You canceled my ticket to hell- that's not my destination!"  Psalm 16:9-10

My baby came home sick, but he came HOME!!  I've been working with two doctors and a slew of others to get him back on the road to recovery and back to his normal, fun, busy, laughing, mischievous, and sweet little self.  My heart hurts so much when I hear him say "hurt mommy."  Ouch.  BIG ouch!  It's not like he can tell me exactly what has happened.  I'm left to figure out a mystery and pick the pieces back up and keep going.  I can do that and God helps!

Monday is a HUGE day for me.  I can't tell you that I'm looking forward to it, but I do know that I'd do anything for my sweet babies who can't defend themselves.  The part that is most frightening is that some things lie in the hands of a human judge, and I firmly believe that God is the only judge.  I'm not worried and have found peace, because I know the truth and God is always with me.  I am quite sure things will turn out EXACTLY the way God intended them to be.

"God our Father loves us.  He is kind and has given us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope.  We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father will encourage you and help you always to do and say the right thing."  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

God continually blesses my family and I each and every day.  Only when I choose to see his blessings, am I fully aware of just how blessed we are.  All I have and love belongs to God.  You see, lately there have been a quite a few "Speed bumps" on the road of life, or perhaps you may wish to refer to them as "storms."  I know that these hurdles are temporary and after every storm, there is a beautiful rainbow to follow. 

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."  Psalm 126:3

If you are in the middle of a storm, just passing through a storm, or approaching a storm (and aren't aware of it yet), make sure to open up your beautiful eyes and see the rainbow at the end that God has given you.  Find peace within your heart and lean on God who is the ONLY one who will never disappoint you, fail you, or let you down.  Place your hope in him.  I can assure you that at some point in your life (if you put your hope or trust in them), that every single thing of this world WILL let you down or disappoint you. 

"I wait on the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope."  Psalm 130:5

Please take a moment and thank God for all that he has done in your life.  Be contented and smile through the storms knowing that all you have to do is open your eyes and a beautiful rainbow will be waiting for you soon enough.  May God bless you all, dear friends.  Have the most amazing week ever! 

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