Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Two, Count 'em, TWO!

Say hello to Sarah Day Hamilton and Jessica Day Ontiveros. These two daughters of mine are due within a few days of each other. I'm been reflecting on all the love poured out on these two by our friends and families.

Our great friend, Kay Boswell, otherwise known as the Shower and Tea Party Lady, along with a host of friends and family, blessed my girls with the most amazing showers.

Sarah, due October 5 and expecting a girl (Scarlet), her first,  was given a sweet tea party shower.

 Jessica, due a few days after Sarah, and expecting a boy (Isaac) was given a Mother to Bee Shower.

Jessica, with her son Micah and daughter Lily.
 I'm a very blessed woman:
Me and My Girls (Not Shown: My handsome son Nathan)

Randy and I will have nine grandchildren by Christmas, and we couldn't be more exited and grateful. Thanks to Kay and friends, and to the awesome husbands who loaded all the presents at the end.  

My love colored glasses are clouding over thinking of the many blessings we have. Above all, thanks be to God. Makes me think of this:

What are you looking at through love colored glasses today?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

See Things Differently!

My little friend Peter clapped his hands with excitement as he talked to my husband. "Do you want to see what I'm going to wear to church tomorrow? I'm going to look so handsome!" And he did:)

Don't you wish we could get a little of that enthusiasm back, the kind we had as kids?  Everything was wonderful, exciting, and there was so much to look forward to.
The only real difference is that we stop expecting wonderment and awe. The tremendous joy of little everyday things disappears. It's all about how we look at life. We begin to magnify problems instead of solutions. We forget to be grateful and thankful.

I'm purposing to look through my love colored glasses and magnify the ONE who is in control, who works all things together for our good, who loves us so much He gave his life for us.

"Do you want to see what kind of day I'm going to have? It's going to be amazing!"

What are you looking at differently today?