Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 1-3 {thankfulness}

To say it has been busy around here is an understatement. Right now the boys are at the dump with Justin, Capri is sound asleep in her big girl room and I am finally finding a moment of silence to upload some pictures to document a beautifully messy time in life. Our theme at MOPS this year is a beautiful mess. It couldn't have come at a better time. I am learning how to embrace my life that looks a bit messy and not let each trying circumstance determine the outcome of my day. Easier said than done. Every year people seem to post what they are thankful for on FB for each day of November. I have never participated, well in my head and heart I have but never shared. I think I will participate this year as I believe there is something wonderful about sharing your heart and being transparent for the world (okay a few friends and family) to see/hear. I am already a few days behind (beautiful mess I tell ya) so here is some catch up.

Nov. 1 - Modern Medicine. Justin had surgery this day so it is perfectly fitting to be thankful for modern medicine. Our family has definitely benefited from skilled surgeons, loving nurses and the best of drugs. In my immediate family alone there has been 6 surgeries in the past 7 months and there will be one more in the next month or so. We seem to all be falling apart. I am thankful that these bodies of ours are not our permanent ones. Justin had a very successful surgery removing a polyp from his nose which obstructed his breathing for the past 4 months. Modern medicine is the best.

Nov. 2 - Technology. Our good friends were in India and are now in Hawaii (and who knows where next) and we miss them and their girls greatly. We get to face time with them ever couple of weeks and it's always a breath of fresh air. It's wonderful to hear them but to get to see their lovely faces does all of our Officer hearts lots of good. Technology baffles my mind. I don't get it at all but I am seriously thankful for it. 

Nov. 3 - Accountability. I don't think I could have gotten through these past few months without my friend Katie and our meet up times. Simply having someone to sit with that has a wonderful listening ear to tell about my week and what the Lord is teaching me is priceless. Seriously, no price tag. We are able to be in God's word, pray for each other and hold each other accountable to how God wants us to live out our lives. It's a beautiful time of confession and renewal. I love our weekly meetings and what they do for my soul. 

...and because I have taken a million pictures this fall but haven't shared any I will just add them to the end of each of my thankful posts even if they don't match up for what I am thankful for. Again, I'm just a beautiful mess - take it or leave it! :)

I love this tree in our front yard and how it changes in such a short span of time.
 Oct. 9th:
 Oct. 20th:
Nov. 3rd:

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. You are a beautiful person inside and out.