I don't know if you're familiar with this song, but it rocked out most of my graduate school career, blaring from my Martina McBride CD in my little white Chevy Cavalier with the windows rolled down (I didn't have AC).
I loved it then, my future simply being a sparkle in my own eye. And hearing it today while running on the treadmill...well, I tell you, the words almost brought me to my knees.
This song speaks to me because I HAVE been blessed.
I have 2.5 wonderful children. They grow fast and have strong opinions and actions and are quick to say please and thank you and I love you and NO. They give great hugs and love to snuggle under warm blankets. They still call for mama when they get upset and also blame me for everything they get upset about.
I have a loving husband who works hard to successfully provide for our family so that I can stay home and raise our kids. This wasn't in the plans when we started having kids. Funny how God plants seeds and steers our lives down paths we never dreamed of. And he loves me. I never have any doubt how much he does and hope I provide that same stability as a wife.
I have great friends and family who call for no reason and send cards and coupons and pray for me and ask me to pray for them. They drop by or make special trips from out of town.
I have a roof over my head, food in the fridge and clothes in the closet. Whoa...I have been blessed.
Thank you Martina McBride for this beautiful song and the reminder and refocus of my day. I hope that you all have a great weekend - and if you want to share what your blessings are, I'd love to hear them!