Monday, August 20, 2012

one blessed life

the more days that go by,
the more I see how much grace has been spilled over into every crevice of my life. there's a lot I wish was different. I long for Houston, throw a pity party every now and again. I'm not back in school yet, and I've yet to vacation all the places my heart desires.but when I look at my life the only thing I see is grace.

we spent the weekend in Houston
and I was completely awed and blown away by our friends.12 of our closest friends met us for dinner Friday night. and I left feeling loved to the core. notes from all of my friends and the sweetest gift basket you've ever seen. those friends are living and loving community in the truest form.

these are friends I'll keep for a lifetime.

we stayed the weekend with my former boss turned great friend.
the words and love and encouragement and empowerment from him is life-giving.
it's a friendship that started in the unlikeliest of places, and it's one that brings a smile to my face every time I think of it.

reunited and it feels so good.

it was a whilwind of a weekend that slipped by way too fast.
one whose memories will scroll through my mind for weeks to come.







this last month has been a journey.
I have grown in ways I never thought possible.
I have been encouraged and survived on words of friends like I never knew before.
I have found strength in myself that I never knew existed.

and yes, things aren't perfect.
and most of the time I long for what was in Houston.
but when I look on my days
all I really see is one blessed life.


4 comments:

  1. I found your blog from another blog that came from another blog that led to me being gfc follower number 301...saweet!! ha. you love Jesus and I do too! That attracted me to check out more of your blog! Oh and you like Houston - my husband lived there for a bit - thankfully he came back so I could meet him and marry him. ha. but we'll never go back. nice to bloggy meet you!

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  2. Grace is such a beautiful thing.

    When we first moved to Alabama I LONGED for California... I learned to enjoy the process and where the Lord has us in this season. We don't know how long it will last and so I want to cherish every single moment. (:

    -Monica

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  3. Yay for happy weekends & good friends- no matter where they live!

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