Monday, December 7, 2009

A full heart

Right now I'm sitting on the steps at my parents house with all the kids talking at once and Bing Crosby singing in the background. We haven't been here 24 hours yet and my heart is already full to the rim with joy.

During Thanksgiving week Brother Kirby wanted us to find things to be thankful for- but there was a twist. Because we all are thankful for a roof over our heads and food on the table, he wanted us to be thankful for tribulations and how they worked for good..

Immediately Paul and I thought about our baby. In just a few days our due date would be here so we were already emotional, but we found things to be thankful for..

We are thankful for our baby, even if we never get to meet her in this lifetime. We're thankful to be parents. We're thankful for the closer relationship we have with God, each other, and with our families as well.

I didn't realize how healing that was for me to speak my feelings, but after our service I felt better. When the due date came, instead of feeling sadness, I felt comfort. I feel like God has touched my heart, and for the first time I've felt patience.

Since then I have felt such a full heart! God has poured His blessings on Paul and I so much just in the past few days that I tear up thinking about it. I haven't felt this good in months. I'm so thankful for His blessings and miracles.

I should have taken a picture of my Mom and Dad waiting for us to get off the plane. That was so exciting to see! I'll take pictures today and post them- today! :) I'll try anyways.

Have a wonderful day! I know I will!


  1. How wonderful Grace. I am thankful God has touched your heart so. We love you here at the Brooks house and your always in our prayers.Have a blessed Christmas.

  2. That's the very reason we need to praise Him in our storms. By giving praise we are coming into His presence which is where all comfort comes from - wither He gives peace to His child or brings peace upon the storm- peace and comfort still comes. Looking forward to pictures and hearing about your time with your wonderful family

  3. I'm so happy for you--Love you much!


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