Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
What a beautiful Easter sunday. After being sick for an entire week (that's a record for me, folks) I have a new found respect for what it feels like to feel good. My sweet little girl is feeling crummy so we're taking it easy today. We're in this season of things not going exactly as planned. Isn't it funny how you can go through times when everything seems to be falling through the cracks? Instead of focusing on those things we are making a conscious effort to praise God for everything that comes our way, knowing that in times like this we draw nearest to Him. I am working on changing that, spending time in prayer in sickness and in health. Trying to find a way to connect with God every day. It is so easy to get distracted.
I've also had a lot of thoughts about this space and what it really is. I think with my blog I've tried really hard to make it "likeable" across the board, not wanting to step on any toes and the truth is I'm just a girl, a wife, a mom, writing about our life and I certainly don't expect anyone to read it (I'm glad you do!) but I have to stay true to myself. A while back when I did a little survey I had a few people tell me that they wished I didn't talk about my faith and it stuck with me. Bottom line is I don't want to glorify myself, that certainly isn't why I'm here on this earth. I would love to help strengthen and encourage other believers instead of just hiding the deepest parts of me. I think this time of trials has been teaching me how important it is to put myself on the back burner and to focus on what's really important. Feeling thankful for the peace that comes with knowing it's not about me, that I'm not in control (thank God!). I've had a lot of old wounds rearing their heads lately, regrets, wishing I'd handled situations with people that weren't particularly good to me with more grace and wisdom. Hindsight. Working on letting go of the past and trying to be a better human being. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families. Wishing you all peace and I hope that you are enjoying this insanely awesome weather. Oh, and I finally started reading this. Eek.