Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thankful and Not

Things I am thankful for:

  • my awesome kids
  • my awesome job (I love it!)
  • my awesome family
  • many dear friends
  • my comfortable home
  • ability to provide for my children (emotionally and monetarily)
  • my children's friends
  • my children's school
  • the beautiful weather we're having
  • my Mississippi State Bulldogs beat Georgia…and I was there to see it ;-)
  • I have hope

Things I am not thankful for but I am trying to accept:

  • I won't grow old with Todd (and all that goes along with that)
  • My children will not grow up with their daddy (and all that goes along with that)

I know lamenting these things is not productive...but still I acknowledge that I absolutely HATE it that he's not here to share life with us. We will survive this—are surviving this—the kids know it, and I know it…and for that, I am thankful.


  1. Hope is the greatest gift of all

  2. ...and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given. Romans 5:2-5 I love you Randolph family! D

  3. I think to not lament when there is a need is not productive. Don't fight it. God has promised that the waters won't overtake you...Just be where you are...know it will pass. May He spread His balm over your battle scars. Scarred tissue, once healed, is stronger than it ever was before. It tells a story...healing takes time. You may never read these posts but they are affirmations for us all. With God, nothing is impossible!