Monday, March 3, 2008

Numbering My Days...

I am overwhelmed with gratefulness today. When I step back and look at my life, I have so many things to be thankful for. I have the most amazing husband who desires nothing more than to live a life that mimics the life of Christ. I have a beautiful daughter who brings so much joy and laughter to our everyday lives. I have precious family so close to us, and it thrills my heart as I watch Addie making memories with them. We are so blessed to be a part of an amazing church where we have made such wonderful friends. God is working in the people at Cityview to change hearts, lives, and marriages! What an exciting work to be a part of!
Thanks to a recommendation by my very special friend, Jen, I am reading a thought-altering book! It is called Feminine Appeal by Caroline Mahaney. There is one part that I cannot get out of my mind today. It is a section called "number our days." In Psalm 90, Moses talks about the brevity of life and how fast it passes us by and he prays that God will "teach us to number our days." When we realize the number of our days that we have with our children while they are young, it may cause us to look at the seemingly mundane tasks of motherhood in a different light. I love to check on Addie while she is sleeping and pat her sweet little bottom. Diapers may not be the best part of motherhood, but the day that I pat that bottom and there is no diaper, it will be a sad day. I want to number my days, and I want each one to count. I pray that God will continually teach me to number my days.


Jen and Scott Patterson said...

OH! I was SOOO excited to see new updates and pictures on your blog! I love reading what God is doing in your life! The pictures you sent are adorable! I'm so glad that our babies will grow up with eachother! You are such a wonderful friend, I'm so grateful for you!

Guy & Julie said...

You're kids are ADORABLE! I'm glad I found your blog--it's such a great way to get back in touch!