Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oh WOW!!!! I Am So Blessed!!!

Good morning! I just want to tell you that I am so blessed. Yesterday was my birthday. I turned the fifty-five years old. I am five years older than my mother was when she died. I am the same age my MIL was when she died. So, yes, I am blessed. But, that is not the only reason that I am blessed. I thank God for allowing me to live this long. I have never been able to imagine myself at this age. No, I am not in shape and need to be. Yes, I have many health problems, but I do NOT want to let them rule my life anymore. I have done that for several years now, but I refuse to any longer. I want to get healthier. I have a grandson who I want to see grow up. I have two children who I want to see grow old. I have a SIL and DIL who I want to see grow old with my children. I have a wonderful husband who I want to grow old with, too. I woke up yesterday morning singing that song "This is the day that the Lord has made..." and "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow....". I haven't gotten up singing in a long time. I believe God was speaking to me about being thankful and counting my blessings. He didn't have to wake me up yesterday, but He did. My purpose on this earth is not over. I want to make a difference in this life. I only have one to live, and I want it to be purposeful. Not, just rolling along through life and not doing something to make an impact on other people's lives, to make someone happy, to bless them is some way, to lead someone to Christ.

 I had lost my motivation and purpose since I had to come out of work before I ever expected to. I just felt like I had no purpose in life anymore and had no reason to get up in the morning. This morning, I do. sI need to do whatever I can to lift someone up, and most importantly, to lift up Jesus. I know this is a quilting blog, but what a platform where I can put in a good word for Him, and maybe lift someone's spirits. Don't ask me what happened. I couldn't tell you. I just know that when I woke up yesterday, my spirit felt different. My heart felt different. My attitude felt different. I am so thankful for what God has done for me. Little ole' me. Never in my lifetime did I ever dream that I would be writing a blog and people would actually read it!!!

Another reason that I feel so blessed this morning, is on my Timeline on Facebook, I had over 100 Happy Birthday wishes. That doesn't count the ones that I got from the people on the three sewing/quilting groups that I belong to on there. Who wouldn't feel blessed by that? I had a few people post floral pictures, birthday cake pictures, etc. wishing me happy birthday. Blessed? YES I AM!!! Maybe, just maybe I can make a positive impact on someone and be a blessing in Jesus' name. Not to pat myself on the back or give myself credit, but give God the glory. HE is good!!

There are so many people who are sick, have sick loved ones, those who have lost loved ones in death, injured in accidents, people who have lost their homes in tornadoes, fires, floods, lost jobs; so many different ways. I get so sad at times when I see so many prayer requests. I get overwhelmed at people's hurts. When others hurt, I do, too. God gave me a heart for others. My heart breaks for the pain so many are suffering. I wish I could do something for everyone in pain. But, I can! So, can you! WE CAN PRAY! One of my high school friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Two different types. My heart is breaking  for her and she has been on my mind so strongly lately. I haven't seen her in many years, but we are friends on facebook. Another close friend of mine lost her son to cancer on March 10, 2012. The day our son was married. My heart still breaks for her. She was so strong during this time and still is. She was such a blessing to me. We grew up together from first grade, and I haven't seen her in many years, but I still love her as a sister.

Okay, I guess I have shared my heart enough this morning. It is just pouring out of me this morning, and I had to share. I want you to know that I may not know you in person, but you mean so much to me. Your hurts and blessings mean something to me. When you hurt, I hurt. When you are blessed, I feel it, too. May God richly bless you in everything that you do. Bless someone with something you make during your creative time. So many of you do that already, but let us all work harder to do something to make someone's day better.

Don't forget the Say it in Flowers Blog Hop that is going on this week. Today's schedule is below. A special friend of mine is at Life, Quilts, and A Cat Too. Check her blog out! She is a very creative lady!

May 30th

Hugs and love to you!!

Teresa