II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

March 28

It's the morning of my 9th wedding anniversary. As usual, I have way 0ver-imagined what my husband might-hopefully-possibly-could have up his sleeve in the "plans" department. I 'just knew' that he had taken off work today and was going to spend the day with me...but to my dismay, things went exactly per the usual this morning and he is off to work while I spend a few minutes in peaceful quietness before I wake the kids up for school. My day will likely consist of a couple hours of house work paired with a couple hours of grocery shopping. Fun, Fun! Really, I don't mean to complain. While it's not the fantasy day I had imagined in my over-active, fairy-tale imagination...I am blessed to be sitting here in my robe and slippers instead of rushing off to a job at the office. I am blessed that I get to spend time with my kids all throughout the day and not just in the evenings for a couple of hours before bedtime. I am blessed that my husband works hard and has been blessed with the kind of job that allows me these luxuries that so many other moms long for. I am blessed that even if I did nothing today in the way of housework or grocery shopping...the only person I'd have to answer to would be myself. I am blessed that despite my imperfections, I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, a husband who is faithful to me and children who adore me. I have every worldly possesion I need and most that I have ever wanted. I truely am blessed! Praise the Lord for the power of the tongue (or in this case, the keyboard) because just by typing this post, I have change my I'm-feeling-sorry-for-myself mood into a Wow-Look-how-blessed-I-am mood!
Woops!! It's times to wake the kids up now...better go! Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Not many people make it to 9 years any more! Hope that you have a great day, and night.

kc said...

Happy Anniversary Jen! I have been thinking about you all day. You are very blessed, and I am glad to see that you are looking up. I had these huge plans and ideas of what we would do for our 10th wedding anniversary last year, (like maybe actually go out on a date without our kids or something) and you know what...it didn't happen. But my handsome hubby did get me the most awesome anniversary band ring and the most beautiful roses. He even bought me a used bowflex (because I found it and asked him if I could have it, before I knew about the ring/roses). Needless to say, he got off of work that morning and brought me these things home, then he slept and got up and went back to work. No time off, no nice dinner, or time out by ourselves. But that was ok, because afterall, we were both alive and well, and love each other unconditionally! (After his car accident earlier last year, I really learned to just appreciate every moment we have together).

tori said...

happy anniversary jen! me and mark's 5 yr anniversary is coming up on april 2nd. like matt, mark doesn't do anything much either, but like you i am blessed to have a loving husband. thank God for our wonderful men. they work so hard for us and we are so blessed to have them.
love you bunches and know that i am thinking about you today~


Amy said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend! Here's wishing you a good evening tonight and many more happy years together. We really miss you guys!

Logziella said...

Happy Anniversary Jen!!!

Hopefully this weekend you guys can get a date night and some 'alone time'.

Amos said...

What a sweet writing. Happy Anniversary you guys! And yes, you are both very blessed! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

wow. im proud of you jen. you have grown a lot in a year! i see a huge diffrence in you. :) i wish i was there to really see you... miss you. cant wait. 3 more weeks!