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I’m not quite sure what’s going on with me lately, but I’ve been down in the dumps. Perhaps for all those reasons I listed in my Valentine’s Rant. Maybe more. Maybe because last week it felt like spring and this week it’s winter again. (Have I mentioned that I HATE cold?) Maybe because Libbie has taken to screaming bloody murder for hours on end.

Anyway, I thought it was about time I joined Laura, one of my favorite bloggers, in being thankful for what is good right now.

–We found a wonderful new home for Chester. While this has certainly added to my ability to cry at the drop of a hat, I am glad he is with people who will be able to pay him a ton of attention, let him sleep in their bed, and have a huge backyard for him to run in.

–I have been busy at work, which keeps me from dwelling too very much on the difficult things.

–Libbie is becoming very fun. She rolls over, giggles, and can pretty much hold her head up. Yay!

–My sister is coming in about two weeks to spend time with me and Libbie. I can’t wait to visit, hear about her new job, and see her with her niece. She loves Libbie sooooo incredibly much. I hope they will always have a very special relationship.

–My parents are leaving on a cruise this Thursday. While I am jealous, I am so happy that they still love each other immensely after nearly 31 years. They truly enjoy each other’s company. I hope Mr. V and I will still be so happy after many years together.

If maybe you’re going through a hard time like I am, I will leave you with this quote I read yesterday in My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers:

We all have any number of visions and ideals when we are young, but sooner or later we find that we have no power to make them real. We cannot do the things we long to do, and we are apt to settle down to the visions and ideals as dead, and God has to come and say—”Arise from the dead.” When the inspiration of God does come, it comes with such miraculous power that we are able to arise from the dead and do the impossible thing. … God does not give us overcoming life; he gives us life as we overcome.

4 thoughts on “Gratituesday

  1. Hey, Jessica! I know you will overcome your blues. It will sooooon be spring (please, God) and then you will have that baby out walking in her stroller and you will be enjoying the warmth. Praying for you. Love you much, Aunt K

  2. Visiting from GratiTuesday … GREAT quote by Oswald Chambers! I really enjoy his writings. I hope you are feeling better soon. I want to point out that with a little one in your home, you could be experiencing a slight hormone imbalance. This is very common in new moms, but is often overlooked as the source of the stress they are feeling. I just read (and reviewed on my blog) the new book by Robin McGraw. It’s called What’s age got to do with it? and it has a very insightful chapter about hormones and some suggestions about how to check them and get them properly balanced.

    Just a suggestion ….

  3. Hey, Jessie, I finally started getting caught up on my reading. So sorry that you have been down and that Libby has learned to use her vocal cords. Just remember these days for when you can’t get her to speak to you in about 15 years!

    I love your pictures of your engagement and wedding, what a beautiful couple you make.

    And finally…tell me how to update Twetter and Facebook at the same time! You can email me. Oh, did you do the Beth Moore study? We’ve recently had a mother bringing her baby and I always think of you.

  4. I am so incredibly excited to come see you 🙂 Lets go get pedicures while I'm there, k? I had an awful day yesterday emotionally–all I wanted to do was snuggle Libbie close!!! I am so excited to hear her giggle and take tons of pictures, and videos, and be overbearingly auntie-like 🙂 I was thinking that I might have to wait to take Libbie shopping for a new auntie outfit while I am there. Is there a Carter's nearby? <3 I love you! Only 2 more weeks—


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