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Blessing is such an appropriate topic for me this week. I’m celebrating two of the biggest blessings in my life.
My children are adopted and we celebrate their Adopt-a-versary each year on the day they were “official”. This week, we celebrate two of my four children. It’s a special occasion complete with a one on one date that they get to dictate. It’s full of fun and memories.
Blessings. God blesses us abundantly every day and sometimes it’s in very blatant things like beautiful children joining your family. Sometimes though, it’s in the tiny things that you may overlook. Do you ever consider the stranger who gave you a compliment a blessing? Well, they are!
I think we often like to link the word blessing to obvious happenings or gifts and we overlook the hidden blessings in our days. Going back to my children – their adoptions are the greatest blessings of my life, but my infertility was also a blessing. At the time I could have never believed that. It was heartbreaking and felt more like a curse; looking back, however, I wouldn’t have these precious children without it. It was a blessing.
There is truth in the cliche “blessing in disguise” and I think it would behoove us all to look a little more closely for the blessings that are hidden. God sends us blessings everyday, in many ways, we just need to focus our eyes fully on him and believe they’re there.
love the picture of your family!
I agree, often when we look back we can see blessings even in things that didn’t seem like blessings at the time. I love that God can bring good even from difficult circumstances.