today I am grateful for long walks and sunshine and young life friends, new and old.
before I got fibro, I had become a runner (something I would have never thought possible). I wasn’t fast or great, but I ran several times a week and even finished a half marathon. when they’ll fibro symptoms started, I pretty much stopped doing anything that might make the pain worse, including running. I’ve been on one run in the past year and a half or so, and it lasted about 1 minute before the pain got terrible and I was in tears. tonight I wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, so sweet hubs and I went for a run. it wasn’t fast, but it was a run. grateful for his support, and for the feelings of accomplishing something and life getting a little closer to normal.
I am also grateful that Harlow had a good day today, and blessed and thankful for my young life girls who asked about how Harlow is doing. some of them even told me they’ve asked other people to pray for her too.
exhausted and grateful.
tonight was our last regular young life club of the year. it has become tradition for the last club of the year to be “kid-run,” meaning the leaders help prepare kids to take charge of every aspect of club. there are two things that I love about this club, and this year was no exception- 1. I love to hear my high school friends pray for their friends. it is the sweetest thing. 2. one of the seniors gives the talk, or shares the story of their journey with Jesus. I loved hearing my friend amanda tell her peers about how Jesus has walked with her this year through some pretty hard places.
today was not my favorite. pretty much from first thing this morning, nothing was going quite how I wanted/needed it to. so tonight for small group I thought we might just need some time together. so we did this:
the game of life is a legit way to spend an evening. grateful for these girls, for their kind hearts, and for laughter and silliness.
tonight I’m grateful for my sweet small group friends. it’s a blessing to laugh with them, live life alongside them, talk about Jesus and to pray for them and with them for the people they care about. I’m feeling blessed tonight.
I don’t know about you, but we’ve got a pretty serious case of the Mondays over here. Sweet hubs came home sick and my stomach was being crazy today.
so tonight I’m grateful for waffle fries, giggles, and being covered in puppies.
what are YOU grateful for today?
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this morning I was feeling very discouraged about one area if my life. I thought it was going in a direction that I was excited about, but well, it isn’t. you know that totally crappy feeling when you lose something that wasn’t actually yours yet, and you feel so frustrated and also so irritated with yourself for getting your hopes so high? not my favorite.
but then, God, with His tricky sense of humor, saw fit that I get unrelated good news in a related area of my life. He’s funny like that.
then I found out that I get to be an early reader for an author I really like, and then I get to blog about her new book! so fun!
and then I got to spend the evening with sweet young life friends. we danced
while at club tonight, 3-year-old Payton (who loves me occasionally but doesn’t about 80% of the time) crawled up on my lap and told me that she wants to feed giraffes this fall (something we talked about this past weekend) and then told me that sitting with me was her best part of the day and gave me a big hug. so precious.
I’m so thankful that, on the crappy days, God gives me beautiful moments to get me through. I don’t always get what I want (shocking), but He always gives me enough to get through.