I have been working hard at trying to just count my blessings (instead of sheep). It was Easter Sunday today and well, it is another holiday that has come and gone that Ashley has been in hospital and that we have all walked through as a family. Today counting blessings was hard and yet they were there… even through tears they were there. I can’t succumb to the sadness that is present because in that I would miss the blessings that we have at hand. The nurses today were so sweet and helpful, some of them almost feel like family because we have gotten to know some of their own stories. Today I was thankful for that.
I am also thankful for the family Jesus has blessed me with , all of them. I am thankful for the relationship Ashley and Corey have and their deep love for Jesus, each other and the girls. I am thankful for the amazing beings the girls are and how strong they are and for their tender hearts that roll down their faces at times in tears. I am thankful for the relationship my son and daughter in law have and the amazing people they are. I am thankful for my big sister and brother in law. The incredible help they have been I can’t even begin to share with you all they have done physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for all of us. For the time they have invested in the girls in crafts, play, games and hugs. I am thankful for the man God blessed me with that I get to call my husband, and best friend. He is my rock at times when I feel like I don’t know how to keep breathing.
One of the things I have learned to date is that when we are told to count our blessings it doesn’t mean only through smiles. Sometimes it is through tears and sniffles because it is at those times that we see ways that God is pouring love into us through the lives of those around us.
Happy Easter everyone. He is Risen indeed and because of that gift we have hope in a storm like this. One day at a time, one blessing at a time.
Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah”
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