Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So many good things!

I am in a state of contentment today, and that is a great place to be. Above all, I am thankful and content because of the love of God in my life, not because I am worthy of it, but because he is glorious and kind. In his goodness, he has given me so many blessings, several of which I am acutely aware of today.

Here's a (short) list of some of the things I am thankful for today!
1) I'm working from home, which is so nice. Why? It SNOWED!! It is beautiful here, and I think a bit more snow is still on the way. Ben and I woke up early to go play in the snow and he LOVED it, although I think he may have strained his leg romping around. He was sprinting all over the place and eating the snow (fresh, and the clumps off my boots!) and thoroughly enjoying himself. So as he naps, I work, both enjoying being cozy inside.
2) As I'm working, I'm also watching the inauguration festivities. Although I didn't vote for Obama and disagree with many of his policies, I am thankful to live in a country that 60 years ago was entangled in racism and civil unrest, and today, we swore in the first African American president. What an amazing step. He is my leader now, and so I will pray for his protection and divine guidance as he leads our country.
3) I am also thankful for my Amazon gift card, which allowed me to buy a new digital camera for $50. Sounds cheap, doesn't it? The camera was ranked as one of the top 5 options by cnet.com though, so I'm thinking I'll love it. Plus, it's a Canon, and I loved my old Canon (until it went kaput a few weeks ago) so I have high hopes...4) Lastly, but certainly not in the least, I am thankful for the way God has worked in my life and Adrian's life to bring us together and share a common vision for our future - together. I spent the weekend with him, ringing in a new year of life for us of knowing each other: The 18th was our 1 year anniversary of meeting. We also celebrated a new year of life for him: He turned 30 Monday! It was a wonderful weekend of being together, eating delicious food (he cooked for me! yummy), gift-giving and remembering all the good things God has given us. I am unbelievably blessed to be his girlfriend and to stand alongside him as the Lord grows him into an even more incredibly Godly man.

1 comment:

Julie said...

you'll have to let me know how that camera works out for you....i want a new one and also saw that canon on amazon.....happy picture taking!