This morning, I woke to the sound of my children’s laughter, birds singing in the tree outside my window and my dog giving himself his morning personal grooming. Yes, the last sound listed grossed me out too, but it did make me laugh and that is always a good thing. 🙂
Then I took my kids to school and the sounds of their naming dew drops as they rolled down the windows in the morning breeze… The sounds of two of them deciding which “asteroid” would strike Earth first… The sounds of the oldest telling them how immature they are… The sounds of “I love you, Momma…have a great day”… The sounds of my babies made me smile and that is always a good thing. 🙂
I came back home and was greeted in excited jumping by our little Gipper dog…more excited, I am sure, by the fact that he could run past my legs to the green grassy toilet outside, but still…he was happy to see me and that is always a good thing.
I log onto the computer to find that I have been honored with two blog awards. My cup runneth over!
First, Kristen over at Write In The Way honored me with an Honest Scrap award. If you get a chance to pop over to her place, you will find a warm, friendly place to sink into and stay awhile…thanks so much, Kristen, even if it IS a pity award (ha ha – just kidding!!)
Then, Miss Dale over at The Stroke of Living has given me an Over The Top award this morning and that is a very good thing. (And YES….I am channeling my inner Martha Stewart this morning but leave me alone! Least I am not being so Elvira-ish today!!) If you get a moment, pop on over to her place where she encourages you to “Live, Smile and Breath” in all she posts. Thanks Dale for honoring me with this Over the Top award and I will follow thru with the quiz of one word answers.
I am supposed to now pass it on to a few other bloggers who have been Over The Top to me:
Both the women who honored me AND all eight of the ladies I am giving awards to have a desire for laughter and an ability to help lift my spirits with each post and comment. Please take the time to pop over to each of their places and send them some love…they deserve it.
This morning, I spent a few minutes reading today’s entry in Oswald Chamber’s “My Utmost for His Highest” and my heart, still beating heavily within me, was reminded of truth: Personal belief happens when a personal problem brings the awareness of a personal need. I need my Savior to be all I am not capable of being right now…my Defender and my Shield and my Guide and my Translator. I need all of these things…and I am choosing, this day, to believe that He can be all of that and so much more.
Thank you all for your kindness and prayers…keep praying, but know that your prayers have done so very much for my heart.