Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hard thanks...

I would do well to learn from my six year old. She has had a few rough days at school lately with a good dose of anxiety. We have been working with her amazing teacher and counselor at school and praying ALOT. When we were having one of our "deep" conversations last week while she was laying in bed, I taught her this verse...

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

We talked about when something is hard or she gets sad, Jesus is always with her and helps her. A few days ago I was watching her from afar working on something that was a little tough for her. Fists clenched up and frustration crossed her face. Then I heard the sweetest little voice quietly say...
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." And she went on to try again. Later we were in the car and she says Momma when I am sad or something is hard I say that verse to myself and it helps, Momma it really helps. Reminding me of my need to whisper scripture too through the hard and tough times.

Even on the hard days...

~A small voice whispering scripture
~Clear cool evenings with the stars
~Fall evenings
~Porch swings
~Fresh ground flour
~Falling leaves in the wind
~October skies
~ Smores and a warm fire
~Excitement of going to Nana's and Papa's
~Sharing Burdens

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