Today, Jesus was in my memories, reminding me of His goodness and faithfulness in our lives! Today we celebrated it being 2 years since we were able to bring Kobi home from the NICU. We called it Kobi’s coming home day and had donuts for breakfast, and then went and let her pick out some things at Toys R Us with some gift cards she had. We wore matching shirts and just spent time together.
What better way to end my blog challenge than by being reminded of one of the greatest miracles God has given me thus far! Kobi was and is an answer to many prayers and she never ceases to amaze me or anyone she is around for that matter. God speaks through her and works through her to soften hard hearts and bless and brighten the day of those she meets.
I started this challenge in a funk, and I’m ending on a high note, encouraged and very aware of God’s faithfulness in my life and in the lives of those around me. He is moving and working on our behalf even while we sleep, and regardless of what we don’t see He is good and worthy to be praised!
God showed up several times today. First He came in the thoughtfulness of an Easter basket… Those eggs we dyed yesterday, were put into baskets for all of us, not just Kobi and it made me cry to be given such a sweet and thoughtful gift. Each of our baskets had the eggs with our names on them, and then some of our favorite things (jelly beans, cashews, toys).
Then God showed up to fight for me. During a misunderstanding, where I could have really argued my point in a not so nice way, I decided to keep my mouth shut and fingers from typing and just thought about how I could approach the situation and the Lord allowed for the other person to see their mistake and make things right.
Lastly, God showed up in the conversations that William and I were able to have. We didn’t agree about everything and I didn’t shut down, but instead pushed through until we finished and had resolutions in place. All of which is progress for me!
Today God used Instagram to show up and encourage me! I was able to have a really uplifting conversation with a forever friend via Instagram and I read several things that encouraged me, one of which was from Steven Furtick and I shared it in order to encourage others, because it was that good and that timely!
It just reminded me that God can and will use anything to get His message out. It also reminded me that it really is all about who you follow and what they share that can determine the impact on your life.
The day has just begun, but God already showed up and if He doesn’t do anything else for me today; THIS IS ENOUGH!
Kobi, who has had a horrible cough and fever that really took her out (not eating and just wanting to sleep), is now up asking to eat Mac n cheese, drinking apple juice and water and dancing around!
She wanted to play and run around so that’s what we did. I’ll definitely still make her rest today, and getting up before the sun (when I started this blog) was hard but I am so glad that she is her regular independent, strong willed self again!