Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I am so thankful to everyone who took the time to read my last post. I am overwhelmed with the sweet comments and emails from all of you. Really you have no idea. I realize once again that even though we come across people who like to share their "brilliant" opinions and crush you to pieces in mere moments. Those people are fews and far between. I hate how I can give their words more power by holding onto them. The words you all showered me with in the last few days, those are the words to hold onto. Its thankfully, all a choice. Why does it take so long for me to figure out the simple things sometimes !
Right now we are at the beach so I am basking in thankfulness. I'm even thankful that I have to type this up on my phone since I don't have wifi service:). Can you spot all the things I am thankful for in this one grainy photo ???

1. ALL My kids having fun (except Finn, because we have yet to make Finn an outside kinda girl and the beach is her least favorite place. She is At her grandparents house for the week and we are all happier because of it. )
2. If you can tell my sweet hubby is out in the ocean 'cause he likes playing in the water as much as the kids do.
3. AND because my hubby is such a kid at heart it let's me let off the hook to sit and enjoy.
4. While we were in walm@rt last night picking out some much need beach snack food I had about 30 seconds to pick out a new beach read and I scored. I picked a good one. Don't you love a good book?
5. My plastic green cup with my favorite beach cocktail.
6. My chair is "for the moment" positioned in the perfect sand/tide ratio.
7. Perfect blue skies and sunshine abound

I'm a happy girl :)

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Jenny said...

Looks like y'all are having a wonderful time at the beach! Enjoy every moment with your sweet family!!

Kristen said...

I love that book! Enjoy it and your time relaxing:)

Kathleen said...

What's up with the teaser about your favorite summer bevy? Must tell! :)

Aimee and Cary said...
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Aimee and Cary said...

Hey girl- I just read your previous post and wanted to tell you how very much I admire your strength. None of us have "perfect" life stories and while you had Collin at a young age, you raised him with love, faith, integrity, strength, and courage. I am so glad you shared your story; what an encouragement to others. All of your story (not just bits and pieces) is what makes you who you are; a beautiful, lovely, God-filled woman of strength who loves richly! Rock on!

Hive for the Home said...

If your blog is a glimpse of who you really are (which I think it is), then you are, AH-MAY-ZING!!...and I am all up in your mommy grits, just so I can learn something!! I read a book recently (One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp) your post reminded me of it. Listing the gifts in our lives, counting them, journaling is truly life changing. My mommy blog stalks your mommy blog! Over and Out.

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