"God will never leave you empty. He will replace everything you lost. If He asks you to put something down, it's because He wants you to pick up something greater."
Happy Thankful Thursday YUMMs! I stumbled across the quote above on my cousin's page this morning and it's be resonating with me all day. I feel like it's a sign sent from God considering a recent event. This quote reminds me a bit of story of Job. He had everything taken from him, but refused to give in to the emptiness and God restored everything ten fold.
I'm definitely thankful for my faith and having the ability to look at this current situation in a more positive way. To have something to keep me centered and grounded as things continue to play out. I'm grateful for the reassurance that my morning of joy is coming because storms are hard when you're in the midst of one.
I'm grateful for the six day weekend we had! Yes, you read correctly. We had a six day weekend thanks to two teacher workdays, the actual weekend, and two snow/inclement weather days. Moo is beyond thrilled that her snow finally came. It was just a little bit, but you would have thought that it was blizzard with the way she jumping around in excitement. I'm not going to lie, I was excited as well.
We were a bit sad to see her off to school this morning, but hearing about her day and how she finally got to exchange her Valentine's with her best friends was the highlight of my day today. My little lady is turning into a social butterfly and making some real friendships. Now to work on JJ. Speaking of which he's picked up quite a few new works including "No snow" and his current favorite "Not again!" LOL.
I find myself just looking at him and feeling so blessed that we're overcoming this speech delay hurdle. It seems like he's picking up words and learning how to piece them together to form sentences much quicker these days. I can't thank all of you who have kept him in your prayers enough. We still have a little ways to go until he is on par for his age group, but I think that we'll get there by the end of this year.
I'm grateful for things coming to the light. The old saying goes, "What is done in the dark, comes to light." And oh boy is that true. I know some folks say that ignorance is bliss and maybe in some cases it is. However, I do believe there is a certain amount of freedom, peace and power that comes with knowing certain things as well.
Lastly, I'm grateful for unexpected blessings.
What are you thankful for?