Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How blessed am I!!

It has been over 8 months since our lives were overturned. I am starting to think about how Faith is going to be 1 just goes by so fast.

I know that I am always bragging about how well she has done, and also about where and how I feel I have grown as a person, but I am starting to realize how many people care about us.

I have been wanting to say thanks again, especially to God, because without Him none of this would have ever happened!! Also to everyone who was there for us, from the beginning, middle or end...whenever they came into our lives. I still really like that story about "A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime" and how it talks about the various people who move through our lives on a daily basis, I am posting it below.

Some we can be so close to and feel like we had never been apart and you can't imagine life without them. Some we feel have been there for us at times when we thought nobody was there, and then there are the ones who come quickly and leave quickly. From each one in our lives...whether a long time or a short time, we learn something, we also teach something. A piece of us goes with them and a piece of them stays with us...

Through our journey we have seen friends and family who were there for everything. People who could physically find the time to help at the house did and those who couldn't chose to support us financially. There were people who I was able to call when I was at my lowest and wondering if I was making the right decision and those are the ones who prayed with me and encouraged me so much.

There were the people who helped babysit and those who provided meals to people who helped with moving, and to us as well. Some helped unpack and fix up little things in our house and some just continued financially helping and praying and encouraging as well.

I am just so awestruck by how so many people, in different places in their lives, could come family, my church family, my community, the homeschool groups and Petes work. I don't know how we could just call these people friends anymore, they are just as much a part of our family. They stuck together and were there...and are still there for us. These are the people who cried and laughed and lugged and encouraged us whether it was something done daily or just one phone call when it was needed, one visit at a hospital where we felt so lonely or a card with money in it or msn conversations and blogging comments. People were there for us.

When I think about what my life would be like without these people, even if they did just 1 tiny thing (though in the scheme of things, nothing is really small, it takes more then a thumb to make a body work)...I think about how lonely and how sad, how secluded and...for lack of another word...lonely we could have been, it would have been so much harder to go through all this.

So, if there is someone that didn't get a thank you card...because I am not the best at those "proper things" please know that I am so thankful...and I will probably do this so many times that everyone will get sick of reading it...but how can I not continue to remember these blessings that God has placed in our lives!!

A Reason, A Season or A Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a god-send, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, your desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered, and now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Regardless of whether the people in your life are here for a reason, a season or a lifetime, go show them that you love them!

~ Author Unknown


  1. I'd never read "A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime" before, but I love it. It's true.

    Time sure has passed quickly. I guess that's how it goes when things change so much.

    I'm glad you are all doing so well!

  2. That's a very good story, it can be applied to a lot of different things in life. Thanks for sharing it. :-)