Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hidden Blessings

Wow a whole year has flown by once again. 

We have had our ups and downs just like so many others. 

But through it all we remember to look for the hidden blessings. At the beginning of 2012 we started a "blessings jar." The idea was to always be looking for the hidden blessing in the day. Each and everyday has its own troubles, but there are always things to be thankful for.  So we told the kids that when they spotted those blessings they could write them down and we would soon have too many to count. 

Today being New Years the kids were so excited to open the jar and read all of their entries from the past year. 

There were so many memories of God's provision, His love for us, and His grace upon our lives. 

In the midst of a family dealing with seizures non stop, there are still blessing. SO many things to be thankful for. It was wonderful to hear the kids read back the things that they had written. Also I loved seeing their faces as they realized that others in the house were thankful for them, or things that they had done. 

These are few of our favorites:

A few favorites written out incase you don't seem them in the picture:

Ethan: Thankful for fish, for playing in the dirt, and corn dogs
Isabelle: Thankful for Naomi, starfish, and pink rain boots
Isaiah: Thankful for new friends, (David & Jontay) and teachers
Rebekka: Thankful for God providing friends, Lisa teaching me how to get gas at Costco, money provided for medical bills, a full freezer of meat, a husband that loves me, a day with only 3 seizures, and a warm house.
Bob: A movie with friends, a father daughter birthday date, smiles from Isabelle as she learns to ride her bike, cleaning a friends yard, a date with my wife, a no helmet day for Ethan. 

Happy 2013 everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! It's our favorite New Year's tradition. We continue to pray for Ethan and believe in faith for his complete healing.