Thankfulness Series Wk.1

the momma bird
 
We are starting off our Thankfulness series today and I'm SO excited about it!
The last few months I've really been trying to find something that touches the hearts of the readers out there. I know there are so many times where I can really just look at all the struggles in life instead of seeing the wonderful pieces in it.
My hope for this series to help brighten up your week - to show you that there is sunshine in the midst of the clouds despite how hard it is to see at times.
I hope you tune in each week to see some amazing, talented women who are going to share their hearts. 
If you find that you would like to join in on this series, please let me know in the comments section. I thought about opening it up to link your own "Thankfulness" posts, but I wasn't sure anyone would be truly interested. Let me know and if there's just a few of you that would like to include a weekly post, I'll be happy to open the option up.
Enough of the logistics, onto the opening act....
 
Today's post is coming to you from - me!
If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know that I struggle with finding balance & being a good mom/wife. I tend to freak out & stress over the daily duties of a housewife/mom. I've talked about how I try to do various things to keep things running smoothly and making sure I don't turn into the nasty, snappy, short-tempered lady I can be at times.(ugly i know)
With that said, during my quiet times I've been convicted of my negative attitude. God has really been tugging at my heart strings to be more thankful - to be positive and look for the 'good' in everything.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thess. 5:18
God always has a way of "showing" up in random places and showing you the light - am I right ladies?!
This past week when I was wondering what I would write about I got an email from a blogger who I had been following for about 6 months. It was an update on their story.(you can read it here) The story of their journey with their son Jaxton was one that has always stuck with me. My heart literally hurts just thinking about it. This update was a sermon that her husband gave at their new church plant. A sermon that was true to their hearts. I honestly can't even fathom how he gave such a powerful speech of being thankful for his son's life despite the outcome. It is a long video - but one that spells out the heart of what
this series is about.
 
 
After watching his sermon, and wiping my eyes (seriously go read their story) and blowing my nose, I went over to my kiddos and just held them tight. I have SO much to be thankful for.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
I truly hope and pray that during this series your heart is transformed. I may not have had loads of text to write in this post, but their story says it all. Even though they lost their child at a mere 14 days old, they celebrated his life. They celebrate the greatness that has become of his story. It wasn't an easy road by any means - and they share that on their blog - but their hearts of gold held fast and were still thankful.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1

 

Michelle P. 
Author of: The Momma Bird 

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