Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A thank you note

I not only have the pleasure of reading Jami’s insight at Call Me Blessed, I also have the priveledge of calling her a real life friend. So, for Jami to start a Linky Party about encouragement is really NO SURPRISE… That is just the type of girl she is… And I heart her.

I woke up this morning in NO MOOD to encourage. The baby was up all night, I have a tooth ache, and  my “to~do list” is overwhelming. I was tired, irritated, and quite frankly, DISCOURAGED. And I planned on WALLOWING in my bad mood all day.

I decided to forgo my "quite time”(I use this term loosely ~ as it usually includes 4 kids, cartoons, and all the other joys of morning), and instead turned on the TV… To which I was greeted by Joyce Meyer. UGH! I shut it off.

Ok God.
I am done running…
So, I opened my devotion book to this:

I’m eager to encourage you in your FAITH, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a BLESSING to the other. 
Romans 1:12 NLT

Oh, how true are these words? The amount of blessings I have received by the words of fellow bloggers. It is immeasurable. I am daily filled by the words that God has given me through YOUR words. 

So this is a THANK YOU. For sharing your words, your trials, and your inspiration. It is not always easy to come face to face with our demons, to admit the times we have failed. It is not always easy to be honest with our weaknesses and accept the parts of us that need to grow. But you all do it, with GRACE.

And THANK YOU for blessing me by following my blog and leaving your comments. I know I am not alone in this JOURNEY, that I walk supported and lifted high. And I continually ENCOURAGED by you!

A Simple Thanks
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  1. praise jesus! you are not alone!
    thankful for YOU. press on, mama! xo

  2. oh my gosh....i have a son named kaleb...with a K!!! hahaha...thats cool...i love your blog..beautiful!

  3. Your family is beautiful - you are definitely blessed!

  4. awwww, thanks girl! you're the sweetest!

  5. I agree, the encouragement through other bloggers is amazing.

  6. This is such an encouraging post! I just found your blog-it's great...thanks for sharing

  7. i'm a little delayed in reading jami's link-ups, but just wanted to let you know what an encouragement you are to me too :) thanks for being so real and honest. love your heart!