Truly Blessed

Spring, and especially the Easter season, alway get me thinking about how blessed I am. I think it’s the newness of life that each represents.

A lot of people might look at parts (notice I said PARTS) of  my life and wonder how in the world I think I’m blessed. Well…I’m going to tell you.

I was born to wonderful, God-fearing parents who raised me right.  I had (and have) beautiful grandparents who taught me so much about how life and love should be. (My parents did this too. 🙂 ) I have a wonderful brother, and his family, who God has done amazing things in their lives, especially over the past few years.

I was able to get a good education and be the first in my family (as far as I know) to go to college. I’m also not still paying off student loans. 🙂  I married a wonderful man who loves me just as I am, tolerates my faults and encourages me in so many ways. In June, we’ll celebrate 21 years of marriage.  God blessed me with a beautiful son who is so smart, funny, creative and challenges me in so many ways.

I am blessed with more wonderful friends than any one girl deserves. Yeah, we get on each other’s nerves sometimes, but we stick with each other and that is true friendship.

I am blessed because Jesus Christ saved me when I was just 8 years old…and He never left my side, even when I left His. He has always brought me back into His light, forgiven me when I screw up and then He forgets my mistakes. Praise God! With each forgiveness, He gives me new life!  He has brought me through so many trials in this life. He has always provided, always loved, always had a plan for me and my family. He continues to carry us through the storms and He’s there rejoicing with us on the mountain-tops!    He gave me a tool to re-take control of my health, and I feel physically better today than I have in a long time.   He keeps a roof over our heads and transportation to get to and from work.  He keeps food on our table, and provides a way for us to have what WE consider essentials. He would probably consider them luxuries, not necessities.  But as His Word says, He is able and does give good gifts! Hallelujah! The best gift of all was His life for our sin!  He bore so much…ridicule, beating, mocking, scorn, betrayal and death…more than we can ever imagine. He did all so that the veil would be torn, another sacrifice would never have to be made…all so that we would be reconciled with the Father.

Do you know him today?   I do.  And I am truly blessed!

(If you want to know Him too, just ask. I’ll be praying for you.)