The other day, I was feeling sorry for myself. I was reading a blog of a gal who obviously has a bigger budget than I do and she was showing her lovely back yard with a pergola over her patio, and two other outdoor sitting areas. Sigh. It was lovely - it was very me, and it was something that I could do design wise. However, our budget doesn't allow for this kind of thing, it's just one of the realities of having other priorities for our one income.
Imagine my surprise when my kids and my husband gave me a gift today of a gazebo for the deck!
It went together very quickly and we enjoyed the beautiful weather without getting a sunburn. I am excited to pull this area together.
The other day while I was feeling sorry for myself, I was convicted that I was communicating to my husband that what he provides wasn't good enough - that I wanted more! I quickly made things right with him and the Lord. I don't ever want my hard working husband to think that we don't have enough. We do, in fact sometimes we have too much.
As a wife and mother I hope that I am teaching my children by example to be grateful and to see their many blessings every day - even when it seems as if everyone else has more than you do. It isn't true and even if it was, it doesn't matter. We need to trust in God's provision for us that IT (His provision) is enough!
I am so blessed everyday to live in a beautiful place,
with a beautiful granddaughter...
with a fun Mom...
some goofy kids...
Kyle and Sarah spent part of the afternoon playing with the box the gazebo came in...they had a blast!
I guess that maybe they are catching the lessons of simple joys...I hope so, I trust so.
What an awesome responsibility we have to train up the future generations. May we have the wisdom we need to do the job well.