Friday, March 02, 2007
The Blessings of 4734 Jefferson
This is the view from my kitchen window. It is a rose bush that originally came from the funeral of Brad's grandfather-it is attached to a trellis that Brad had built for me. I'm going to miss this view and all of the memories we made in this house...
-watching Brad splash around in the pool with the kids
-Abby and Levi's first steps
-Luke losing his first tooth
-entertaining family and friends in a spacious dining room, complete with a built in buffet
-Levi running down our LONG hallway to greet me with a hug...over and over until my back hurts from throwing him up too many times
-the "butler's" pantry
-frequent visits from out of town guests
-preparing for hurricanes (probably won't miss this one!)
-having both moms live with us for a period of time
-being 4 minutes from church
-laughing as Abby does "cheerleader jumps" on the trampoline
-asking Missy for brown sugar instead of going to the grocery store
-birthday balloons from the Richardsons
-LOTS of great babysitters in walking distace
-unending supply of bananas from our backyard
The list could go on and on and I could grow weary and sad thinking about all of the things we are leaving behind in this house...
But after this morning's women's bible study on "The Art of Authentic Praise", I was convicted to praise God even when I don't really feel like it- instead of the pity party, today I will choose to praise Him for who He is- and for what He has done in blessing us with this house on Jefferson St. And I look forward to praising Him in Vienna when He provides just the right place for us to live and minister in and just the right neighbors-and it will all be in His perfect timing!
Join me in Praising God-even if your circumstances are overwhelming you today! Here are some of the references we used in our Beth Moore study, "A Heart Like His"...all taken from the Psalms
Posted by Brad & Stacey at 4:42 AM