One More Toothless Smile

July 22, 2008 at 9:26 pm 1 comment

Can I just take a minute to say how head over heels, totally in love with my God today?  Not as if he is only mine, but that He is my God is pretty profound.  One day, my heart is totally heavy about money and finances and the next week, he totally pours out the floodgates and takes care of every need and remote want we could possibly had.  $120 Nike shoes (son looked it up online).  One hundred and twenty dollars!  That was an ebay used price.  I’m freaked out.  A scrapbook table I totally love that has totally boosted my filing, even on the most busy, disorganized days this week.  Blackberries!  Blackberries!  I was just telling The Hub I needed to go 4 wheeler riding and see if I could find some I had such a hankering, and I just have not had the time…or been able to tolerate the heat.  Awesome coffee–I’ve SO been craving some great new coffee since my last MMmmm delish coffee at Olive Garden last week (Cafe la Tuscana, I think it was called). I was totally down with my Mom skills again yesterday, feeling the kids weren’t hearing a thing I said, that I wasn’t getting through to them…then, breakfast, in bed…one I’d promised THEM and probably couldn’t have gotten up for.  They’ve been sleeping in VERY late, and sprang up at the crack of dawn, just to surprise me.  My eyes are a step better.  I just got my Mom’s help making a totally awesome blackberry cobbler, the hub brought home ice cream.  Fresh garden veggies, leftovers on a jam-packed day, the kids acting totally like real people at Wal*Mart and on every outting…each found some super-cheap shirts second-hand that delighted them to death, and that blesses me so much.

He totally encourages us in the smallest ways.  He is so good.  He is so gracious.  He is so kind.  He is so sweet.  It almost seems like bragging and maybe not the right thing to type on a blog it’s so personal and timely for me.  It’s like, if things are going rough for a girlfriend, you don’t want to talk about how great your guy is treating you?  But, no…it’s not like that!  My God is your God.  He is good to me, and I know he is just that good to you, in your season.  I have my “hard seasons” with him, too.  I have my dry seasons.  I have my weary seasons.  I have seasons where nothing seems to come together and nothing makes sense.  I have sick seasons and fretful times.  But, right now, it is a season of God reaching down, and kissing me on the head, and saying, “Enjoy the rest, child.  Just enjoy.”

And, I am.  I have teared up several times today just thinking of His goodness to me today, so undeserved.

I wish all of you a day just like I’ve had today.  If you need encouragement, he will give it to you, just the way you can receive it.  Just what means “love” to you.  If anyone does, he knows YOUR “love language”.  Oh, how I love him!  I just can’t help but say so today.  He so deserves all my worship and praise and adoration and songs and smiles and joy.  And He has all I know how to give, today.  And I wish I knew how to give more at this very moment.

Now, off to pull another Red head’s tooth.  😀  My last big tooth to pull in this family, and I’ll So enjoy the celebration of it, and one more little toothless smile!

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  • 1. ~E  |  July 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    You need to share a picture of the toothless grin!

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