Monday, June 9, 2014


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Thinking about: Our weekend! We finally had Ray home for the entire weekend! We spent Saturday relaxing poolside, ignoring the dishes, and just hanging out as a family. It was just what I needed and Emmett seemed to really love having both of us around for an entire day. Sunday, we got to work. We cleaned everything, and finally hung things on our walls. We set up Emmett's room and made it a space we all love. It feels really good to finally put some time into this little rental of ours. Just having the one room put together makes me feel so much more at home. As we left the driveway on our way to the grocery store yesterday, I felt a lump in my throat looking at our little house. I love it here.

Thankful for: Every few months, I see a little glimpse of God working in our life. Last weekend I was so stressed about money and how we're going to get by until our house sells. And then Ray was given an opportunity to do some work for a friend, just a few hours a week after work or whenever he can fit it in. That little job is going to help us get through this, and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. God is taking care of us. We're going to be okay. 

I feel so incredibly blessed to have the two jobs that I have, to be working at home just a few hours a week, bringing in some income to help provide for our family. When I think back to where I was last year, and how hard things were because of my job, I'm overcome with gratitude. I never thought life could be like this for us, but God knew the desires of my heart and he opened up doors for me. 

Over the weekend a reader and sort of friend of a friend who I've never actually met before did something incredibly generous and kind. Out of the blue, she sent me tickets to Sea World. She'd read my Currently post from last week about how I wanted to take Emmett to San Diego for his birthday, but we just couldn't afford to go. So she bought our tickets to help make that little dream of mine a reality. Isn't that amazing? I still can't really believe it- what an incredibly thoughtful and generous thing to do for someone you hardly know. It made me realize that God really does want to give us the desires of our hearts. He knows what I want, even the little things, and He wants to give them to me. Those tickets to Sea World and the jobs are reminders that He has a plan for me, He loves me, and He will give me the things I want so desperately, in His own time.

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  1. I love hearing about you putting together the house. I feel like I am in a limbo without my house the way I want it and I feel disconnected to it. I'm going to follow your advice and focus on one room at a time. I've been trying to do all the rooms at once and it's too overwhelming!

    1. We've been living that way for months! It's frustrating, always feeling like you're just waiting for things to change or to feel more at home. Good luck!

  2. Ohh beautiful friend I have to see Emmett's room! ASAP :)

  3. What a wonderful gift! I love when people pour out love onto others.

    1. Isn't that amazing! I'm still in shock! Can't wait to find a way to pay it forward!

  4. Your Sea World story brought a tear or two to my eyes. Incredibly sweet of somebody you don't really even know. Such a great reminder that the world is full of generous people who just want to send some love out! Amazing!

    1. Oh, me too! I cried and cried! ;)

  5. I love reading stories of how God is working and how He knows the desires of our hearts. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Me too! I love hearing about these sorts of stories. I can always use another reminder!

  6. That is one of the sweetest things I have EVER heard....that a reader sent you tickets. It is so wonderful to read things like that and remember that there are good hearted people in this world.
    and I LOVE your adorable photos. Your son is so cute!!
    I love this link up and am glad to be joining in the fun!

    ~Becky with Choose Happy



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