this morning i was sitting here
feeling completely blessed
feeling overwhelmed with the goodness that the Lord has shown me
over the years
but especially this year.
i am blessed way more than i deserve!
the image above
was my little family only weeks after gregg had passed away.
my minivan had 3 carseats
my diaper bag had diapers & pullups
i was breastfeeding
i owned my own company
i was also alone.
i was overwhelmed with thoughts of how on earth i'd raise
not only myself
but these 3 baby girls.
if there is only one thing i could share with you
it wouldn't be a fashion tip or my favorite fragrance.
a great recipe or tips on how to plan a vacation in seaside
it wouldn't be my favorite pair of boots or how much i love jcrew and anthro.
it would be this.
the same loving heavenly father was with me then
in my home
as a single mom
as a 30 year old widow
with my baby girls
as is with me today
in a full home
as a married woman
& mom to 4 beautiful girls.
He was named Jesus
(matthew chapters 1 &2)
which means god who saves.
God is here
one of my girlfriends will face her first as a widow.
one of my girlfriends will face her first missing her beautiful teenage daughter.
the list goes on
i am acutely aware that this is not a happy time for many.
i know not everyone is wrapping gifts for large families
or has seemingly endless bank accounts
& expensive gadgets.
but my prayer for you
no matter where you are in life
whether in fullness & exceedingly more than you ever dreamed
or sleeping alone in a bed that was made for two
is that you know
that you know
that you know
merry christmas my friends
ps...the above card was going to be the card however i couldn't fit all our names!
so i present you with plan B