Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingI’m so grateful for your readership! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Many Blessings,

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June Blessings

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This verse has been speaking to me so much lately. My “little family” and I are in a season of transition right now. We are anticipating good things ahead, but we are in the challenging “waiting” part. We know that God can accomplish far more than we can ever imagine, and we continue to trust in that promise as we move forward.

I am thankful for the month of June because it has become a reminder to me of God’s goodness and faithfulness. It signifies countless blessings for my little family, and it is a reminder to me that we have a mighty God who is able to accomplish the impossible…

 June is the month my husband and I got married.

June is the month our precious little miracle son was born.

June is also the month when my husband’s life took a turn for what seemed like the worst.  And yet— by the grace of God, his life turned around for the best.

This past week-end marked exactly 10 years since my husband’s motorcycle accident. I did not know my husband 10 years ago, but I do know that he went through an extremely difficult season. I am so thankful for the family and friends that supported him through that time {and still support us to this day}.  So many prayers where lifted up for him, and I know God heard every one of them. The power of prayer abundantly shines through my husband’s story.

  God turned a tragedy in my husband’s life, into triumph. My husband’s name {Vince} means “victorious,” and God certainly has been victorious in his life. I continue to witness God defeating obstacles and doing what seems like the impossible. My husband is pure evidence that God is able to do anything.  I am so proud of my husband for choosing to make the best out of what he still does have. He has accomplished and overcome so much, with God’s help. He keeps going, despite the many challenges. He is an amazing husband, an incredible Daddy, the financial provider of our family and he has given me the greatest gift of being able to be a stay-a-home mom.

Since this past week-end was the 10 year mark of his accident, I decided his life was worthy of a celebration. With the help of his wonderful parents, we pulled off a surprise celebration. Our family and friends gathered together to celebrate all the many blessings that have happened over the last 10 years.  It was beautiful day and a beautiful reminder of God’s mighty power and grace.

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God truly is able to accomplish so much more than we may think possible.

All I have to do is look around at my little family… and I see God’s love, His tender mercies and His mighty power that far surpasses my comprehension.

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25 {NIV}

I may not know the future, but my trust is in a faithful God who is leading the way…

Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 {NLT} 

Many Blessings,

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© Pocketful of Motherhood, 2013

The Light Outshines the darkness

KYsJPW1366725875Sometimes I just need to pause. To be still and thank God for blessings in my life—a loving husband, a precious son, wonderful family, awesome friends, the ability to be a stay-at-home mom…the list could go on and on. The thing is, my life is not perfect.  I’m just an ordinary person and I have some hard days. Days when the darkness seems so dark, and days when my heart just hurts to see how much brokenness there is in our world.

Yet even in the darkest of moments, there is a light that keeps on shining. Jesus is the light of this world, and His light outshines the darkness. Our circumstances in life are always changing, but God always remains the same.  His promises are true and no amount of darkness can change them. That alone is something to be forever grateful for.

I don’t know what tomorrow might bring, but I don’t want to take for granted the blessings I have right before my eyes. God has given me so much more than I deserve. In the smile-filled moments and through the difficult seasons, I just need pause and tell Him thank you for lighting the way no matter what road I’m on. The darkness may try to steal my joy, but nothing can take away the joy I have in the Lord. Nothing. His light will keep on shining and He will lead us through the darkness. 

“You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.” 2 Samuel 22:29 (NIV)

hannah  

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