Daily Archives: June 16, 2012

Who Ever Knows…

Here is the ALLERGEN FREE chocolate/pb cupcakes I made for my “cake” this year.

Who ever knows…what a year might bring?

It seems cliché but it’s SO true.

As the kids get older, the years seem to pass more and more quickly.  I try to slow time down – but it doesn’t seem to work in my favor.

I felt GREAT last year… when I turned 36.  The best I felt, in years – I thought.  But I was really just starting to fall apart again.

Today, as I think about all that has occurred, how much I”ve learned about myself and how I’ve grown more peaceful in who God made me to be…  I also must laugh.

I laugh at God’s amazing sense of humor.   Always.

Does life ever go like we THINK it will?  Not for me it hasn’t.

In fact, just when “planner me” tries to think I have things under control  and figured out – (what IS that anyway?)  God is right there to remind me… I need Him.  I desperately, and fearfully need Him.  Planning too much, can be VERY pointless.  We aren’t promised another week, another day, another minute.

…and He’s so right.  I do need Him.

It’s His strength and enlightenment that pushed me to real answers for our family.  It’s His strength that picks me back up when I’m tired of cooking, or reading labels.  It’s His passion and drive that continues to thrust me just a little bit more out of my comfort zone – for growth TOWARDS HIM.  (…and that’s great, we NEED to be constantly growing!)

So as I greet my 37th year – and laugh along with God and His insane twists and turns…  I just want to publicly tell Him: THANK YOU.

Thanks for allowing us to use this struggle towards health, to bring Him glory.  Thanks for enabling us to be able to help others, who also struggle.

Thoughtful Gifts is one of my biggest love languages…. and I’ll tell you what….

I KNOW I’m loved by the Giver of love…  and THAT is the greatest GIFT – money will never buy, and no one can ever take away from me.

“No one can serve two masters.

Either you will hate the one and love the other,

or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve both God and money.”

Matthew 6:24

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