Monday, March 30, 2009

A few "Unexpected" blessings...

One day during this past week, I received the sweetest email from Jane, my Bible study leader. At the end of her email she concluded by saying... "May you find His blessings in unexpected ways...!" That line really grabbed my attention! Sometimes it is so easy for me to get wrapped up in my daily routine and with what's going on in my busy little life, that I miss the amazing blessings happening all around me!!! The Lord truly has been so good and has revealed Himself to me in so... many (unexpected) ways!!! When I step back and take a moment to look around, I can see that His blessings (big and small) are everywhere!!!

I just thought I would share a few of my unexpected blessings this week...

1- This Glider!!!

Now, I know this looks like just an ordinary glider to you, but it's truly a blessing to us from the Lord!! We have one glider already, but with another baby on the way, we really felt like we needed to have two. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on one, so I have been searching Craiglist and the Goodwill for several weeks now, just hoping I might stumble upon one. A few days ago I got a call from one of my neighbors letting me know she had a glider in her basement that she didn't need anymore. She wanted to check with us to see if we needed one before she gave it away to Goodwill!!!!
What an UNEXPECTED blessing!!!!!



2- Lots of cuddle time...


Riley, Sophie, and I have all not been feeling well this past week. We all have icky colds and coughs. No one has really slept well and overall we are just feeling yucky. On top of that, the weather has been down right miserable too...cool and rainy! Needless to say, we have spent plenty of time at home just snuggling on the couch together.
Being able to be home with my little ones, and give them the little extra TLC that they needed this week has been such a blessing!!!



3- A date night with my husband...

Shane and I have not had a date night in literally months!! Saturday night my family watched the kids so we could enjoy a little time away, especially before baby Hudson arrives! We went to our favorite restaurant- The Outback, and then headed over to Borders book store, where we sipped coffee and chatted. It was a simple date, but we enjoyed our time so......... much!!!
It was such a blessing to get away for a few hours and to be together!!!

4- A tub full of clothes...

I really haven't had to buy very many clothes for Sophie. Most of her things have come from many of our dear neighbors and friends. Again, just the other afternoon, a good friend dropped off a bin full of BEAUTIFUL clothes that her daughter had outgrown!!!
What an incredible blessing!!!!

Has the Lord blessed you in any UNEXPECTED ways recently?

6 comments:

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Wow! That glider was a great gift! I know that must be a relief for you to have 2 now.

Terri said...

This is a GREAT post, Jenny! How wonderful that even in sickness & ickiness you find the blessing. I just love getting hand-me-downs, too. Our kids have been blessed most of their lives with wonderful clothes that way.

I was going to comment on some of my unexpected blessings here, but I think I should write a post of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

And thanks for the yummy recipe in the last post. I made it on Saturday & it was wonderful!!! And my best friend in CO also copied it from you. Blessings, sweet friend!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post, such an example of your sweet & humble spirit!
As soon as I get all of the clothes here organized, I hope to have some girly things for you, too! May be a while at the rate I'm going though...Drew is still wearing clothes pulled out of our 0-3 month storage bin! At least I have pulled most of the boy stuff to the top, so the chances of him getting a pink onesie have decreased!
Blessings & hope you are feeling better soon!

Melanie said...

Oh, I forgot to say that the Lord has certainly blessed us with Drew who came unexpectedly 3 weeks early! I thought I would be having him this week, but I'm SOOO glad to have him here already!

Mary Ann said...

God is so good all the time! HE knows are every want even before we do. Btw.... what a cute picture of just you and your hubby!

Mary Ann said...

Hope you are doing well! Praying for all to go well with the birth of baby Hudson! It is getting close to time and with you not posting for a few days just wanted to check in on you!=0) I know you are a busy bee!