Thursday, January 13, 2011

This Week: Day Four

R: Mommy, my body is hungry, I need to feed him.
Me: Riley, I sure do like you.
R: Grumpy, I sure do love you too.*

In my quest to focus this week on what I have, what I am and what I can do, I pulled together this great slide show of Riley pictures. I was hoping to share it a couple of days ago but I am having a heck of a time getting the song I want to accompany it to work. It appears that I am not as technologically savvy as I'd hoped. I am determined (read: stubborn) though and will get it working soon!

I also desperately want to share a beautiful story about one amazing Hope Mommy (my friend Sarah!) who has raised money for 12 (so far!) wells of clean drinking water in Uganda. She is inspirational to say the least. She has dedicated one to Reese and we are so humbled and thankful for this. But I want to write full post on this later and am finding that I have just run out of time tonight. So look for that this weekend! In the meantime, check out her Holden Uganda blog here for more information on how to donate.

So because I'm short on words and time, I thought I'd post something I ran across in a book this week that has certainly hit home for me. Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to you even though you prayed for good things?

I asked for strength,
And God gave me difficulties to make me strong;
I asked for wisdom,
And God gave me problems to learn to solve;
I asked for prosperity,
And God gave me brain and brawn to work;
I asked for courage,
And God gave me dangers to overcome;
I asked for love,
And God gave me people to help;
I asked for favors,
And God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted – I received everything I needed.
My prayer has been answered!

Something to think about.
*Probably only funny if you understand her current fascination with Snow White.


Sarah Erwin said...

God can use tragedy for His kingdom. It's such a blessing to see PURPOSE in our children's lives.

Lisa said...

I love that poem (is it a poem? Wasn't sure what to call it).

What program did you use to create the slideshow? I made one for Adelyn using Windows live movie maker, free download and super easy. Funny you say you were going to make a slideshow of Riley pictures - I have been planning Sierra's for her 3rd birthday. I can't wait to make it - but I CAN wait for her to be 3. Yikes - where does the time go?

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