Monday, January 9, 2012

I sat alone in the quietness

I sat alone in the quietness and stillness of my home today. The only sounds were the ticking of our wall clock and the steady rain hitting the tin roof of our house. The holidays are over, the tree and decorations are all back in the attic, and family has returned to their home. Its so quite...its an eerie feeling of loneliness as I sat and looked around my small living room. It gave me a chance to reflect on how blessed we are.
We live in a very country, old ranch style, two bedroom home on five acres. We even have a guest house, "The Bunk House" with one bedroom. Our furniture isn't fancy and our décor is plain. The yard isn't manicured, our vehicles aren't parked in a closed garage. Our cloths are plain and not always in style...But...
I sit here and my heart swells with an over whelming since of satisfaction and feeling of a blessed life.
We have been blessed with a home, warm from the winter and dry from the rain that falls outside our door right now. We have warm beds to sleep in, clean clothes to wear, and food on our tables. Our creditors get paid on time, we have a steady income, and we are able to tithe. We have wonderful children who have big hearts and good morals, and husbands who provide and take care of them. And we have a beautiful little granddaughter who keeps showing us the innocence of a child's laughter and keeping our hearts full of love. We have our health, our love for each other, and our faith.
God has blessed us so much...

"Treasures in Heaven "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Matthew 6:19-21 


  1. Sometimes, it takes the still and quiet moments in our day to help us reflect upon the many blessings we do have. These are usually the blessings we often forget or "take for granted."

    Great thoughts!

  2. Isn't that wonderful?! I like the feeling of being content and peaceful.

  3. The days following the holidays can be so difficult for some people. I'm glad your thoughts turned to all your blessings instead of dwelling on those melancholy silences.

  4. You and James have put your love into your home doing the things you want to do to it. It may not be real big, but it is full of Love that you put into it, with the kids growing up and so many memories that you have in it, and now with the Grand daughter growing up in it.
    Their is nothing better then a house full of Love and good memeories and you have it!!And by the way you have a VERY nice house!You are very good at decorating.!

  5. This is so beautifully written B and I feel the same way. Being grateful for what we have when there are so many with so little especially now. I give thanks each and every morning for my life.

  6. I often think these same thoughts!! They are so true. I have a good friend that is a wonderful encouragement to me because she lives this. Also, thanks for commenting on my blog previously. I am catching up to comments!!


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