Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Counting My Blessings

Oh my goodness, what a week it has been!!! It feels like this week has lasted three weeks and it's only Wednesday!!! Hubs and I had a huge decision to make - that while a blessing to have to do - was complicated and difficult. Naughty little children and sassy big ones (yes, my kids do have their moments - gasp!!) coupled with lack of sleep have made my days long. I have struggled to bring my stress to God and have been threatened with overwhelming anxiety. Sigh - I wish I was better at handling the crazy times!!

So because I have struggled to have something nice to say I decided to post pictures that would remind me to count my blessings!!

A future veggie garden - ahhh!!! The joys of playing in the dirt!!!!
A new project (although in the store with bad lighting these colors looked so much better together - I took that blue row off after I snapped this picture). So, even if the colors aren't working just yet - keeping my hands busy is good for my churning brain!!
My baby weeping cherry tree is enjoying her first Spring in my front garden!!
An adorable puppy we took care of for a couple of days this week - so cute!! And she did cure my urge for a puppy - for which my husband is very grateful!!! Abbie was enchanted with her until she pottied in the house and then commented that puppies are a lot of work :0)!!! She was a wonderful, perky distraction!!!
Did you get yours? My, the government wants a lot of information!! This will keep my busy for a while!!!
A new mug to sip my coffee (for only $1!!) Why does my coffee taste so much better in a pretty mug?
Making cookies together - what a great team!!!!
The resident, assistant pastry chef. We have a birthday coming up - so I needed this critical help with the cake decorating!!
Well, these pictures have certainly helped me count my blessings!!! My life is so richly blessed!!! God is good and I am able to go to sleep every night knowing my children have full tummies and a warm place to lay their head!! When I slow down and take a breath and put myself aside and God first (where he is supposed to be) I know without a doubt He is good!!!
P.S. And as I sit here at my computer typing this out, I am being serenaded by the most wonderful frog songs - Spring has arrived!


Cinnamon said...

Hello friend~
I love the colors on your new project! Great match~

Your cherry tree - it is beautiful!

Oh my yes, the Census man came to our door. It took me a bit to fill out ~all~ the kids information. The nice part was after a certain amount of children the information they request is less :-)

Just think soon we'll be there to sip coffee/tea together :-) Hot drinks are always better with friends :-)

Love your cookie tasting crew. Looks just like mine~


Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi there,
I just came by to say Hi and see what you've been up to!

I love the pictures!

I started some Basil a few weeks ago and yesterday some lettuce!

Warmest Blessings,

Amy said...

Truly, we always have more blessings when we sit and think about them instead of our complaints/burdens. I know I have been doing a lot of that lately. Thank you for sharing your blessings so that it helped remind to think upon mine:)