*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then and it is important to me to be honest and true with every iteration and evolution of self that I experience. I may decide to add comments to the end of posts like this as well
I need to do this today. I had originally intended to post all the CRAP that’s happening, but what’s the point? I sent an email to one of my bloggy friends and then realized that even though there’s so much wrong, there’s also a lot that’s right.
- My husband loves me and I love him. Today, that’s a big deal. When so many other couples are divorcing or are complacent and uncaring, I am grateful for Phil. What you see is what you get with us, I talk about him all the time because he’s so much a part of me. I’m not sure I would have the strength to go on without him. Y’know that song Johnny and June? Well, not just the song, but the Johnny and June love story? (“…and when you’re gone, I wanna go too, like Johnny and June…”) Yeah, that’s us minus singing careers. It was rough in the beginning, but it’s always been stronger than we’re able to explain.
- My son. He’ll be nine on Saturday. Nine! Goodness how did that much time go by? He’s turning into his father (which pleases me to no end.) He’s such a good kid. Sensitive to people’s needs, caring, loving, funny–man is the kid funny. For example, yesterday he says, “When you see RIP on a tombstone, it’s Rest In Peace. If a Lego guy died, it would have to be Rest In Pieces.”
- Our health, I mean, aside from bumps, sprains, bruises and such, we’re pretty healthy people. Phil’s got high blood pressure, I’ve got this (as of yet unfixed) hypothyroidism but those are totally treatable and minor in comparison to things I don’t want to talk about.
- We have families who love us.
- We still have our home.
- Phil still has a job.
- We’ve got the best friends anyone could ask for.
- There’s food on the table and clothes on our backs.
- We’re able to give a little each month to our little girl in Peru through Compassion International.
We’re really not that bad off. And I need to remind myself because I’m sure I’m in the midst of a big ole rootin’ tootin’ spiritual battle. I’ve walked in this fire before, I remember what it feels like to try to continue walking with those unhealed blisters on the bottom of my feet. It’s not fun, but I understand it’s a part of walking with Christ.
Feet are important this time, I’m trying to figure it all out.
Feet walk, run, jump, play, bend, twist. Feet are the foundation of our walk.
Any other valuable foot notes? 😉 Pun totally intended.
8 thoughts on “Blessings”
Thanks for posting this today. I needed to be reminded of my every day blessings as well – I take them for granted WAY too much. 🙂
Sometimes it’s harder to look at it this way – the right way – but it feels better when you do. Thanks for the reminder! …and yea, remembered this time to check in before hooking into work, to keep our firewalls from battling to the death 🙂
your absence is noted. I miss you on twitter! I’ll be praying for you! be strong and courageous, my friend.
Ok, I had to put “feet” into the concordance. There are a lot of references to washing feet. Moses and Joshua both told to take off their shoes to stand on holy ground.
I was going to share some verses, but there are too many. Go to Bible Gateway and look for yourself. I suggest using the NASB version so you don’t get feet as a measurement. This would be a very interesting study!
Every day we get to make the choice, is our cup half empty or half full? And on those days when we are sure that it’s half empty, that’s exactly when we need to consciously give thanks for all that is good and blessed in our life. Which you did. And it was beautiful.
I loved your comment over at PW’s. We’re poor and head-over-heels in love too. It’s the best way to live, isn’t it? 🙂
Toni–we’ll keep each other accountable!
Dan–Amen. It IS hard to think of it this way!
Monica–Prayers are coveted and appreciated!
Kay–I’m still working on it, I’ll send you that follow up email when I get it.
OneMom–And even if it’s all empty, we should still thank Him.
Cotton Wife–I tried to find a blog to visit you on, but I couldn’t. Thanks for the compliment and yes, it is the best way to live!
What a great post. We should all be reminded to look for the good in each day.