Thursday, January 1, 2015

In which I reflect and look forward...

These last several days off for the three of us have been pure magic, literally just what we needed after a fall schedule that was INSANE.  We've stayed up late, slept in, took naps, cooked and baked together, laughed, cried, celebrated and held NO schedule whatsoever.  2015 holds major changes for us and I've found myself being extra reflective on what I'm thankful for...a husband who works so hard to provide for us, who loves us well, is quick to forgive, who doesn't always do the right thing but is humble enough to admit it.  He serves and loves his Savior with his whole heart and leads us into doing the same.  And his role as daddy to our girl...above and beyond.
And for me personally?  I'm thankful for my Father who uses His Word to show me the way, to confirm or detour decisions and provide me with daily reminders that HE has me.  Last Friday (12/26), I opened my Bible and came across this passage...Psalm 139:5 "You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me."  I was moved by it, sometimes for me the simplicity of certain scripture has the greatest impact.  Not multiple chapters at a time.  This is MY verse.  The one handpicked for me on December 26th.  The one that offered me hope and two hours later an email letting us know that in a few hours we could speak to our oldest boy for the first time.  I'm not saying that every time I read His word I have some epic revelation, but one of the many things I love about my Savior is that He knows most WHEN I need something...even if I don't.
This year we'll welcome four little lives into our home and it's moments like these, weeks like these that I'll need to be reminded of how hemmed in I am to His plan for me.

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