Monday, January 2, 2012
so much to say
My desktop is full of pictures and ideas for blog posts.
But for now there isn't time to sit and properly write.
We had a wonderful last week celebrating my daughter's seventh birthday
with a trip to Disneyland and we rang in the new year with some of my favorite people.
I feel so blessed. But at the same time I'm very aware of sickness and evil in this world.
My best friend's dog we call the gentle giant just suddenly passed away.
My father in law is in the hospital with a mass that needs to be biopsied.
My husband is out covering the arsonist story here in LA.
I'm feeling very conflicted over the blessings and the struggles
and how the last several years I've become so very aware of being a grown up.
I wonder sometimes is there just more sickness, more evil in the world today.
Or is it that I'm a grown up and I'm just more aware of it all.
I know through it all God is good, and he will use it all for good.
But mostly I know that we are to desire our heavenly home above this earthly one.
And perhaps that's why it isn't to be all easy, and content here.
We are to have an everlasting longing for our eternal home with Him.
I'm praying for my friend and her family and my father in law. For health and healing.
And I'm choosing to count blessings in the midst of hard times.
286. playing crazy 8's
287. a daughter showing some progress in the midst of new hurdles
288. a movie date with my kids
289. sleeping in
290. a sense of newness
291. setting goals
292. friends to celebrate with
293. that magical look in my daughter's eye at Disneyland