The Blessing Box

I was so excited when I saw that Natalie and several other bloggers were bringing back The Blessing Box. This was one of my favorite link ups when I first started blogging. One of the last times I linked up was right after I found out I was pregnant with Emerson! Wow, life sure has changed since then!

I have to be honest and tell you that it hasn't been easy to focus on our blessings lately. It's pretty tough watching Jesse going through such a rough recovery. It's also hard being the sole caretaker in the house. As much as Jesse would like to help, it's just not possible. I have found myself feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and I've definitely let the stress get to me a few times. But isn't that just the time to stop, take a moment, and focus on your blessings? Despite some of the rough moments over the last month, I know that when it comes down to it we are blessed beyond measure. So, here are a few of our recent blessings:

-Jesse and Emerson have been able to spend a lot of quality time together. As I type, they are snuggled up on the couch together.

-Jesse will be here for Adelyn's birth. Going into this deployment we were fairly certain that he would miss yet another birth. Knowing that he will be here is just awesome!

-I know I've said this before but I am so thankful that I get to stay home with Emerson.  We definitely have our hard days but there is nowhere in the world I'd rather be. It's also been such a blessing that I have been able to be home to help Jesse. I can't imagine leaving him here alone all day!

-I'm very excited about the new church we attended on Sunday. When I met my friend Jamie back in March I knew that it wasn't by coincidence. I really feel like their church may be the right fit for us!

-I am so blessed to be pregnant with another healthy and beautiful baby girl! With everything that has been going on I feel like I haven't been as focused on this pregnancy as I with Emerson but that doesn't mean that I am not thankful. Being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me and I cannot believe that I get to do it again.

-Most of all, I am blessed by God's faithfulness, even when I don't deserve it. Lately I haven't been giving much of myself or my time to God. My Bible reading has been sporadic and I completely dropped out of the online Bible study I was doing. I even feel like my prayer life could use a little work. Despite all of that, I know that He is always with me. I am truly never alone!!

What are you blessed with this week? Go link up and share!

Natalie said...

love your perspective!! so many blessings even amidst the struggles! I am so excited for you that Jesse will be there for Adelyn's birth. I was so sad for you guys that he might miss another one...I just can't imagine Tony having missed them, so I'm pumped for you guys to experience it together this time! yay!! So glad you are excited about the blessing box... I'm glad it's back too :)

Sarah said...

You've got some amazing blessings going on right now! I love that Jesse will now be home with you when you have Adelyn and that he's safe!

Emily Powell said...

Such a relief that Jesse will be there for the birth! Not by the means you would have liked but still a HUGE silver lining :)

Ms. J said...

It's amazing how much our attitude changes when we focus on the blessings- something that is usually easier said than done :) Our sermon on Sunday was about realizing/noticing that God is at work in all situations and it sounds like you are able to see that- despite the struggles and change of plans. He's working everything out :) Praying for healing, rest, peace and joy!!

Paula Lynch said...

Definately blessed.

Jamie said...

It's so great to focus on the positives!

Natalie said...

Way to make lemonade out of lemons!

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