Tuesday, June 12

I am Thankful for ...

The other day, Ryan and I were at the pool just hanging out.
And I can't help but eaves drop on conversations being had at the pool, and if you are honest, you are probably the same way.
I over heard some women talking.
As I listened to their conversation, I heard stories of their broken lifestyle, and my heart sank.

I realized as I listen to their discussions of life that I have something that they don't.
That I am someplace they are not.
Not physically, but spiritually and relationally.

I hate to admit it but sometime it takes events like these to wake me up and make me realize how blessed I am; how much I have to be thankful for.
It made me feel guilty for the times that I get so focused on myself that I forget how wonderfully blessed I am by God.

Over the past few weeks, I was so temped, and even gave in to the temptation to grumble about moving and starting over, finding new friends, a job, the "hassels", that I lost sight of the blessings I was complaining about!
My husband has a wonderful job!
What more could I ask of the the Lord to provide? 

I am so thankful to be where I am in life right now.
A bright future, with a supportive husband.
I believe that in our moments of weakness and doubt God sends us signs that he has us under his wing.
I am afraid this is going to be on of those life long struggles for me though.

Romans 8: 26-28
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

I said I am thankful for my husband. Well I am very thankful for him! 
And not to lessen the mood or significance of this post, but this is just one example why I love him ;)
I was cooking dinner and he said take our picture and I turn around and this is what I find!


  1. Great post! This is something i struggle with as well. God has blessed me so abundantly that sometimes I have trouble seeing the reality of heartache and suffering around me! Thanks for sharing! P.S. Adorable pic of your pup and man!

  2. You're so right! Sometimes we get caught up in out day to day lives that we forget how blessed we are. Just the other day I was grumbling that we had to eat dinner out at a place I do not like. As I complained and made my husband aware of how unhappy I was reminded of how lucky & blessed I am to be able to enjoy dinner out. Its funny how God slips in sometimes & humbles us!

  3. I love your heart! We all need a reminder of how blessed we are at times. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Okay. You guys are basically the cutest things ever. I really like you two. Haha! And LOVE your CUTE DOG. Sheesh. You guys are just perfect? Yeah. I think so. I agree too. It takes things like that to make me feel grateful too. I think that's everyone--we all need a little 'wake up call' every once in awhile.

    1. One more thing. You live in Raleigh, right? How far is that from Virginia Beach? I want to visit North Carolina SOOO BAD but Trevor (husband) is constantly at work. It suckksssss!

    2. Why don't we live closer? I feel like we are basically the same people and it makes me sad to tell you that we actually just moved even farther from Virginia Beach. We moved to Greenville SC. :( for Ryan's job.
      I'd still love to try and get together sometime though Im not scared of driving haha!

  5. love this! you are so sage & wise ;) but seriously, sometimes wake up calls are a good thing. they put your life into perspective!
    ps- how cute is your pups & hubs?! love it!!!!

  6. Beautiful post and great reminder! Thanks again for linking up! Following you back! :) xoxo

    1. Kristina, thank you so much! Sometimes I feel like I am not a very eloquent writer, but I just write because I feel like I am meant to share. I am so glad you are following!
      Have an awesome Thursday!

  7. That picture is too funny! :) But really, great post girl! Being thankful on a daily basis is a great quality to strive for!

  8. So much truth in this post :) I catch myself all the time getting all caught up in my little bubble and worrying about silly things, until I remember to take a step back and look at how blessed I truly am! So I totally identify with ya here ;)

  9. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read this. I think its something I will always struggle with, but I'm trying hard, and I think I'm improving little-by-little.


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