Monday, September 8, 2008

First Day of "School".......

OK, so technically its Mother's Morning Out, but it went great. SC was so happy she didn't want to leave and fell asleep in the car on the way home. I enjoyed my free time by taking Dad to the grocery, Enjoying some coffee and a donut at Krispy Kreme and I spent a few minutes praying in the Chapel at church. A VERY good morning! What a big girl I have.

Dad missed seeing Sarah but enjoyed our shopping time together.

While I was praying in the chapel, I was reminded of the following scripture from Isaiah 43:

But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine.
When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior. 4

Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you, I give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.

Fear not, for I am with you.

I was feeling pretty unattractive the morning...haven't showered and feeling blah and dowdy - I even asked Andy who said, "You are looking great" . OK, the donut didn't exactly make me feel any better....but the chapel time sure did. I was reminded that in God's eyes I am always beautiful and that he has plans for me. I may feel right now like I am kind of drifting into my new mommihood life of a toddler, but God has planned this for me all along. I may feel sad because I haven't given Sarah a living sibling, but God has a plan for me and I shouldn't be afraid or down and I need to know that to Him I am beautiful and precious and will always be loved no matter what. Not bad and def better than a donut.

Plus Dad told me "You look pretty today" even with no makeup and my dirty hair up. You know, I really need to spend more time with him as he has always seen my beauty and talents, a gift he has received from God.


Julia said...

Yay. Sarah Cate! Congratulations on your first day of school!! Julie, you are a great writer and have such a positive attitude. I miss you!!

P.S. Your dad looks so sweet!!

Blogger Julie In Atlanta said...

I try Julia, I swear I have nothing to be sad about, but always seem to be fighting a funk! Faith def helps...more than food.

Lori said...

SC looks so cute at "school"!