Wednesday, January 6, 2010

light shines through


Anyone that knows me, knows I am a lover of sunshine. I can't go without it. We get the most warm, beautiful beams through our kitchen door. I often find myself lingering in the rays as they invite themselves into our home. I had a special moment with my baby today, amid those warm rays.

It's been a bit of a roller-coaster these last few months. I have had some of my happiest moments, and some of my most discouraging ones. Matt has had a difficult time lately, but things seem to be getting much better. This afternoon, I sat in the sunshine, listening to uplifting music, reading inspiring words, and reflecting on my blessings. The little one woke up wanting my love. I picked him up and cuddled him in that warm place by the kitchen door. I marveled at his perfection, soaked up his wonderful smell, and thanked my father in Heaven for such a perfect, healthy, happy baby. I kissed on his cheeks, and couldn't help but smile as I rubbed his chubby bare legs.

No matter how tough an individual day or moment is, there is always something to testify of God's love, of the little gifts and blessings of each day. Whether it be a chubby baby leg, a warm ray of sunshine, or a sweet husband so willing to serve his family, moments of joy and the footprints of blessings are surrounding every sorrow we ever feel. I am grateful.

6 comments:

Robin said...

You make ME so happy and so grateful. Thanks for finding so many things to be happy about and grateful for. You are amazing!!

Marisa said...

OH jess such cute pictures :)

grant + brittany said...

jessica, you are so amazing. i love reading your words. you are just so inspiring. thanks for being such a wonderful example to everyone around you. i want to pay more attention to the little blessings that testify of god's love. i just love you.

Traci Barnes said...

Jessica,
You shoulder the world, and sometimes it weighs a lot. Thank you for remembering that you never have to shoulder anything alone, not even in the dark and discouraging moments. I love you!

Hammer Time said...

Friend...I Luf You!

Stacy W. said...

Beautifully put! Love your little family and wish we didn't so far away....