Sloane, my biggest blessing
If you've been my blog friend for a while you know that I sometimes share unedited entries from my paper journal. I call these entries SOOJ, as in, straight out of the journal. This is one such entry.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014@ home on the couch with Sloane
When I look back over 2014, I can't remember a single really bad day. There wasn't a single day when I didn't go to bed grateful and satisfied. There wasn't a morning that I didn't wake up joyful and grateful. That's what living in Christ does. Because, when I think back over the year, there was nothing exceptionally good about it. We had a hard, long winter that made the school year extend so long that we had a terribly short summer. That makes for a rough new school year. Plus, we not only didn't get to travel, but we had to spend all our saved vacation money on Jeffrey's knee surgery. And we still owe $3,000. UGH! I could go on and on with a list of trials from 2014, but that's not my point. My point is that in the midst of all these trials and struggles, when my heart was breaking at the disappointment about our new home, as our finances took hit after hit, each day was a good day. Each day I went to sleep grateful and woke up satisfied. That is God at work in our lives. He takes our fragile, silly, messed up world and makes beautiful things out of the broken pieces.
That's His grace.
That's my King.