Yesterday was full of reminders that things can change in a minute. A friend's father's body is having trouble "waking" up after surgery, a child that is a friend of a friend drowned in the bath and now struggles for life, I watched Pickle drive out in front of a car on his motor scooter, (the man stopped - but any other car that afternoon would have not seen him), and Pooker and a friend could have been hurt while waiting for help to push their car back onto the road. Accidents happen, people are careless, and God has other plans than we do.
Today is short. We take the now for granted. Often I am upset that it isn't going the way "I" want it to. All this while I forget to thank God for the moment. We zoom along in life and forget that someone else might hit us. A child might not be here in the morning. A parent might be not be around. Things can change in a heartbeat.
As the year passes tonight I want to acknowledge the gifts that I have been given. Thank you God for the life that I am living. Please know that I am grateful and try to live my life for your glory and not my own. Thank you for this kind and loving husband and these joy filled children. Thank you for each member of our families. We may not see them often but we are so happy to have them in our lives. Thank you for all the friends that we have through church,our home school groups and our neighborhood. Thank you also for all of our children's friends, just more for us to love. You have truly blessed us with your kindness and love all around.
To each member of our family and to every single friend of each one of us, please know that you are very special to us. We pray that you find His peace in your heart this coming year. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as we thank God for you.