I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Monday, April 6, 2009

A deliberate change of heart

It's only April 6th, and I'm already getting tired of "April showers."

I'm tired of not having my windows open and enjoying the glorious breeze ('cause the rain would pour in!). I'm tired of having to plan errands (with two kids in tow) around how menacing the clouds look. I'm tired of mud being tracked into the house - which just means more cleaning I'm obviously behind on. I'm tired of babies being woken from much needed naps because of noisy claps of thunder.

This morning when I woke yet again to the (usually soothing) sound of rain, I decided it was time for a deliberate change of heart. So ......

I'm thankful for the finally green (rather than brown) grass! I'm thankful that we don't need to be paying extra on our water bill to run the sprinkler. I'm thankful that God's washing my car so I don't have to. I'm thankful that this form of precipitation doesn't require shoveling or scraping car windows. I'm thankful that the rain is keeping flying bugs from flying around and pestering me. I'm thankful for the blossoming shrub outside our living room window that I can enjoy while I sit at the laptop.
Here we go again!

"... I'm thankful ... I'm thankful ... I'm ..." Oh, I give up.

Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day!

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