Friday, August 29, 2008

A Joy Filled Day

Wow, I just re-read my post from yesterday and just about made myself depressed. Thank you to each of you who read it and left such wonderful, encouraging words. I am so blessed!

At the end of the post I did say that it was going to be a joy filled day and it was. How do you have a joy filled day when your heart is broken in a million pieces, well you become a blessing to others. Here is what I was able to do.

First, I spent time in God's word, reinforcing His promises in my heart. Then I took a nice long walk followed by time blogging and preparing for the day.

Second, I spent three hours with my youngest son. We went to the mall, lunch and other necessary shopping which he loves. He looks at me and asks: 'Mom, can I have this shampoo?', sure (even though it is way too expensive for someone who goes through a bottle a week), 'can I have this soap for my bathroom?', no problem, his little eyes are so excited. Maple flavored Jimmy Dean sausage, of course. Sleepy time tea, sure. Jelly belly's, absolutely. Individual cans of soup, yes. I did draw the line at strawberry marshmellows! It was hard to say no to this sweet face.

We had such a great time together!

Third, since I have been borrowing my oldest son's truck (my car is at the car-doc) I thought it would be over the top nice if I cleaned it. What a job!

This is what I took out of the cab. This was just the tip of the mud outside AND inside! Where in the world does he go in this thing?
I can't believe I'm driving this big stick shift truck. I'm so grateful to a son who is so willing to bless us. Now it is clean and I won't get my clothes so dirty before I even get to work.

Fourth, I got to spend time with these sweet cheesy faces.

And then just enjoy watching this precious baby sleep.

No matter what my life brings, there are always ways to step on the enemies' head and find joy.
Thank you again, and make it a joy filled day.
Blessings, Cindy


  1. For joy will come in the morning!

  2. Stepping on the ememies' head sounds really fun. And if it is as easy as watching my 2 beautiful ones sleep, and praising God for them, I'm all for it.

    Thanks for reminding me that it doesn't take much to enter into joy. Sometimes I make it much more complicated than it really is.

    I needed that.

  3. that is so nice that matthew likes to shop with kids hate it, (as do I). thanks for the reminder to "pay it forward"

  4. In blessing others God filled your heart with joy. Sounds like you had a delightful day. God gave me a wonderful day too!

    Love & prayers,

  5. So glad you had a wonderful day! Isn't it always refreshing to sneak away and just enjoy family time. Those kids are so precious. Blessings & JOY!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy