Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Count your many blessings...

I can try to count them. But I am realizing more and more every day,
that the blessings in my life are numberless.

For some reason, it is so easy to forget that though. Why is that?
Why does it sometimes take tragic things to make me realize all that I have?

We have had a pretty heavy week this week. Charles started off his week at work with the news that a coworker that he worked closely with was killed in a hit and run accident on his bike over the weekend. Something so sudden really puts life into perspective. It makes you realize how important it is to live every day to the fullest, and to love and serve others like there is no tomorrow. What it really makes me want to do is just to pull my family in close, and never ever let go.

Late last night we got another call that has weighed heavy on my heart all day. When we moved here, we had a couple of families that really opened their arms to us and helped us and loved us instantly. One of those families happens to live just up the road, and has continued to be great friends to us. They have two little girls, who Abigail adores, and a baby boy. Kajsa has been a great friend to me from the first time I met her, often taking Abigail when I had doctor's appointments, or when I had a new baby. She has showed up here multiple times to take Abigail off of my hands when Ellie was sick, or she knew I needed a break. She has brought gifts and meals. They are a wonderful family. Yesterday they found out that their oldest, 5 year old Jaylie, has a tumor on her brain. They have been in the hospital since then. She will have surgery tomorrow and hopefully the doctors will be able to remove the entire tumor. My heart breaks for this sweet family and this trial they are facing. Please pray for them. Fast for them. Wish on a star, cross your fingers, whatever it is you do.

I haven't been able to stop hugging and kissing on my girls all day long.
I can count my blessings... Or I can just go love on them.