The Lord has truly blessed us.
This past weekend, as we went about our normal routine, this reality struck me: we are surrounded with an abundance of love, friendship, and fellowship – at every corner, there is a willing and helping hand, eager to lend their support & encouragement.
Where would we be without this communion?
Lonely and haggard. That's where.
Take our dear friend Jess, for example.
Him and his wife Natali have fed us so many times, I lost count at a million. They always ensure our bellies and glasses our full. They have blessed us with deep friendship, prayer, and yes, even Babywise. Natali has been a wonderful model for me to watch as a young mother and I eagerly soak up her graceful parenting skills. They are a Godly couple and serve as a wonderful example to Stuart and I.
Plus, Jess likes beer as much as Stuart does, and I'm thankful Stu has a man to share that with. I, too, enjoy beer – however, I am a woman. Not the same thing.
Here's another great blessing: Uncle Jerry. Aka: J-Money. Aka: Jeremiah. Okay, fine, I'm sure you know by now his real name is Jeremy but there are just so many plays off that name, I can't help myself!
Jeremy loves this little girl so much – getting to see them together makes my heart burst. He blesses us with his fellowship, his humor, his support, and his music. Whenever he comes for the weekend, I am happy to see those feet sticking off the end of the short couch in the morning – it makes me happy when he's here!
Plus, Jerry likes cigars and good food as much as Stuart does, and I'm thankful Stu has a man to share that with. I, too, enjoy good food – but cigars? Nope. Can't help him there.
Or these guys. Our craft-night partners in crime. Again, these two have welcomed us into their home so many times for supper, I can't even come close to recalling all the meals.
(Do you like how I pawn my baby off on people to hold so that I can take pictures?!)
Jas & Leena have blessed us not only with delicious food, but also with prayer. It's very encouraging to know that there are others out there praying for you – heck, I'll take all of that I can get!
We have been blessed with hospitality & brats.
We have been blessed with good company, good drink, and good conversation.
We have been blessed with far more than we deserve.
I am so thankful for the incredible people the Lord has chosen to place in our lives – I truly believe that who is in your life matters. For the good, the bad, or the ugly.
I only hope that I can return a portion of the goodness that has come our way.