Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thank you

As of 52 minutes ago, Good Friday ended.

The day of honor may have come to a close, but the process of honoring, of remembering, of praising never does.

I thank our wonderful God, our precious Lord, for all that He has blessed me with. I sit here in this beautiful new home, so exactly what we need and also so much more, and I think how He died so that I could have it. He died so I could be blessed, loved, live. Jesus gave His blood and breath for my happiness. It doesn't seem fair. I should give that for Him. I want to. I want those chances to show Him that I really do love Him. I really, really am thankful. I pray and ask Him to always guide me with that spirit of gratitude in my heart. The spirit of hope, of confidence, of certainty in His power and adoration.

As we prepare for the praising of the Risen Christ on Easter, I thank Him for His love. I thank Him for entrusting me, who is of no esteem, no value, no worth apart from His love, in the teaching and the raising of two of his precious children. I thank Him for my husband Ed who he has coupled me with to bring about His glory in our family. Joy for us and glory for Him.

Oh Jesus, could I but take your hand, look into your eyes and let you know, heart-to-heart, just what you mean to me. There is no language that can express it. I thank you most of all for needing no words to know that you care. And for needing no words to show you that I am grateful.


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26 comments:

  1. Well expressed Kelly. Today was my baby girl's first birthday, and we are in the midst of party preparations for tomorrow when we will celebrate her's and her big sister's (third) birthday (which is Monday). I said all that to say, I missed Good Friday!! I was so busy I forgot. And then this afternoon it dawned on me that I hadn't spent any time in the Word or Prayer on this most wonderful and holy day. I still have two hours left of Good Friday over here in Cali. I think I will go spend it with my Lord. Happy Easter!
    Tai
    Oh and do you have a new email address? I would LOVE to send you some pictures of my girls tomorrow!!

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  2. I really needed this to remind me of all that He is to me. I mean I know. But it can be so easy to get lost in Every day little things and praise him and stuff but not be really heart felt and deep.

    This has placed a conviction on my heart to make sure I praise him and truely give him the glory he so deserves.

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  3. By the way I know this is weird, but you can really tell you have thinned. You look so elegant and lady like.

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  4. Have a beautiful, blessed Easter, Kelly! I so enjoy reading your blog. :)
    And btw, you are looking amazing!:)

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  5. You are a really wonderful writer! Stumbled upon your site a while back and I can't help but read it each time I sit down to blog myself! Love this post!

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  6. Beautifully said.
    Thank you for your thoughts. They are a blessing.
    Enjoy the day!

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  7. You know, I often think how unfair it is that He had no place to lay His head, but He's chosen to bless me with the realization of every dream my heart ever had. Come to think of it, I guess that's why grace is a free gift.

    Blessings, joy, peace, and love to you and your beautiful family this Easter and always, Kelly!

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  8. Blessed Easter Kelly! I love when you share your heart!

    He is Risen.

    He is Risen, Indeed!

    Deanna

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  9. What a lovely post, Kelly. Happy Easter to you and your sweet little family.

    Kate

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  10. Happy Easter, Kelly! And you can come visit me any time, sherbet or no :)

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  11. I would like to wish you and your lovely family a very joyful Easter!

    He is risen!

    :0) Sharon

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  12. This was such a beautiful and sweet post. I know it was straight from your heart. It helped to remind me of all the things that I, too, have to be grateful for.

    Your pictures with your girls are beautiful. And, I love your new sidebar photo. You look wonderful!

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family. He is risen indeed!

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  13. I love reading your posts on being a Christian wife, mother and home maker. It is refreshing to find others online who share the same values. I hope you know what a blessing you are. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.

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  14. I would like to wish you and your lovely family a very joyful Easter!

    He is risen!

    :0) Sharon

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  15. You are a really wonderful writer! Stumbled upon your site a while back and I can't help but read it each time I sit down to blog myself! Love this post!

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  16. By the way I know this is weird, but you can really tell you have thinned. You look so elegant and lady like.

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  17. Happy Easter, Kelly! And you can come visit me any time, sherbet or no :)

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  18. Blessed Easter Kelly! I love when you share your heart!

    He is Risen.

    He is Risen, Indeed!

    Deanna

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  19. Have a beautiful, blessed Easter, Kelly! I so enjoy reading your blog. :)
    And btw, you are looking amazing!:)

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  20. You know, I often think how unfair it is that He had no place to lay His head, but He's chosen to bless me with the realization of every dream my heart ever had. Come to think of it, I guess that's why grace is a free gift.

    Blessings, joy, peace, and love to you and your beautiful family this Easter and always, Kelly!

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  21. What a lovely post, Kelly. Happy Easter to you and your sweet little family.

    Kate

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  22. Beautifully said.
    Thank you for your thoughts. They are a blessing.
    Enjoy the day!

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  23. I really needed this to remind me of all that He is to me. I mean I know. But it can be so easy to get lost in Every day little things and praise him and stuff but not be really heart felt and deep.

    This has placed a conviction on my heart to make sure I praise him and truely give him the glory he so deserves.

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  24. I love reading your posts on being a Christian wife, mother and home maker. It is refreshing to find others online who share the same values. I hope you know what a blessing you are. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.

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  25. This was such a beautiful and sweet post. I know it was straight from your heart. It helped to remind me of all the things that I, too, have to be grateful for.

    Your pictures with your girls are beautiful. And, I love your new sidebar photo. You look wonderful!

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family. He is risen indeed!

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  26. Well expressed Kelly. Today was my baby girl's first birthday, and we are in the midst of party preparations for tomorrow when we will celebrate her's and her big sister's (third) birthday (which is Monday). I said all that to say, I missed Good Friday!! I was so busy I forgot. And then this afternoon it dawned on me that I hadn't spent any time in the Word or Prayer on this most wonderful and holy day. I still have two hours left of Good Friday over here in Cali. I think I will go spend it with my Lord. Happy Easter!
    Tai
    Oh and do you have a new email address? I would LOVE to send you some pictures of my girls tomorrow!!

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