"How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord, my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." Psalm 84:1-2

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I am just drained emotionally and physically right now..... it has just been such a roller coaster of a ride this past week. Please know that I know what I am feeling is nothing compared to what others are feeling right now. Mainly, I wanted to share what I am thankful for and how God has brought smiles to my face!!

*I am thankful for Hayden's sweet little baby head and how easy it is to kiss and hold against my face!!
*I am thankful for Grace's sweet motherly demeanor towards Hayden! It is such a blessing to see her be so caring towards him!!
*I am thankful for Dax who on Monday morning, when my emotions were still so raw, put his hand on my neck so sweetly and said "I love you" out of the blue. (He was laying in bed with us because he had just gotten up)
*I am thankful for an awesome husband who is willing to be super dad so that I could be where I needed to be this past week and a half.
*I am thankful that he doesn't care that our house is messier than usual!!
*I am thankful that he let me veg at the TV last night and watch Dancing with stars even though his beloved Indians were playing on TV too!!
*Finally, I am thankful for the beautiful fall colors that I am beginning to see!

I really am so thankful for all these things and could have listed dozens more!!
God is so good to me!!


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend's husband, Annie. I know that is such a hard reality to deal with, and even moreso for her. You will all be in our prayers. Lots of love, E

Michelle McCallum said...

It is amazing how God is able to pull us through times like this, especially through the love of our children. They are such a blessing even in times of trail. You are in our prayers!

dasiefert said...

Let your friend know we are praying for her and her family. Also you are in our thoughts and prayers. Times like this is when you need your family your strength and rock to be near and dear to you. That is what helps us get through these rough times.

Kiana said...

Annie, I am soooo sorry to hear what has happened. I have been and still am in MN and am just now getting the news. My cell phone again is not working and I have no idea why. My heart cries for Jennifer and their family...not because I dont know hes in a better place, but because I cant even imagine how difficult of a time they are having through all of this. Im kinda at a loss for words other than that....all I can do is pray. Pray for this family, pray that God will give them some sort of peace through all of this! What you felt was AMAZING and REAL and such a blessing to so many! Love ya and take care of yourself...Ki Also call me if you need anything or if I can do anything for this family.