2013 has seemed very full. I've made mistakes. I've been forgiven. I've loved and have been loved. I've won a few, lost a few. I suppose the list could go on and on, and it would sound similar to the year before.
However, it IS a new year. New beginnings. A fresh start. Time to try something new... or maybe try something again. Love. Learn. Grow. Make a decision. Stick to it. Fail. Try again.
I'll be truthful... I don't really feel very "new beginning"ish today. I awoke to being snowed in, afraid for my husband to drive to work on the nasty roads, and later to have my oldest son come from his room with a 102.6 temperature and an excruciatingly painful headache. I could see it all over his sweet face.
I haven't done much since. I sat with him for a couple of hours, waiting for medicine to kick in... feeding him, keeping him hydrated. I don't care how old your child grows to be (he's nearly 14 now), a mommy's heart breaks when her baby doesn't feel well.
After awhile, he was doing a bit better, and I decided to do a few housechores. I made some lunch for my other two little ones, started a load of laundry, and felt comfortable breaking away for an hour of mindless cardio.
That's when I stumbled upon this:
I say "stumbled," but I searched for it, truly. I like to keep up with this pastor. He was a teacher of mine in highschool, and he played a very influential role during my teen years. He continues to bless me now, when I randomly decide to catch up with some of his messages or the progress of the church where he pastors. Again, I thank you, Mr. Mizel. :)
And here I am, at 3:01 pm. The day still seems long. I'm still in need of a shower... and I really haven't accomplished much... but my son is feeling better. My husband made it to work just fine. I've been blessed by the words of some very special friends.
Not a bad way to start of 2014.
If you have a moment, take a few minutes to listen to the link above. God spoke to my heart. Maybe He will yours, too?
Happy New Year!
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