Monday, October 12, 2009


This is a personal post, so here we go.

I have REALLY been struggling with contentment lately.
I look around and see what other's have and how they probably have more money than we do.
And I get jealous.

I look at all the new things in stores and see pictures of other people's homes.
And I get jealous.

I see that other people are healthy and don't have to worry about the things that I do.
And I get jealous.

See a theme? I do too.

Guess what Mr. Free and I taught about in Children's Church on Sunday?


Guess what we taught the kids to do when they get jealous?

To begin to thank God for what they do have.

Guess I need to listen to my own lesson.

Here are some things I am thankful for:
* Mr. Free- He is my rock, my best friend and my partner in crime. : )
* Our families- We are blessed beyond belief with loving, godly, supporting families.
* Our friends- We truly have the BEST friends that anyone can ever have. I truly consider them to be family. And they WILL be our children's 'aunts' and 'uncles'.
* Our pets- They really bring a smile to my face and love me when no one else can. Gotta love the ignorance of animals. : )
* Our church- They are like family to us and their support is amazing.
* My job- So many people are struggling to find employment, and I have a job that I love.
* Our home- It may not be the biggest, shiniest or cleanest, but I love it. It's our home.
* My insulin pump- We have a love/hate relationship, but truly, I love that it keeps me alive and let's my eat what I want, when I want.
* Our new heat pump/ central air- When you hadn't had central air in years, you realize what a blessing it is!
* Our dishwasher- See above
* My new yellow shoes- because they make me happy
* Fall- because it's my favorite time of the year. You already knew that....

Mr. Free and I are blessed beyond measure. We constantly cannot believe God's grace being bestowed on us. The biggest thing I am thankful for? My God and Savior Jesus Christ who despite all of my short-comings, loved me enough to sacrifice himself for me. That God has a plan for me, for ME! He has a reason for EVERYTHING I encounter.

God bless you if you read all of that. Go hug someone you love and realize how blessed YOU truly are too.

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