Real Smiles

1. Real smiles. And the whole day revolved around this little milestone: our two daughters learning their first real smiles. Bear with me but I just have to sing: When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while. 

I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love over and over and over again like this.

2. Pinstriped slacks. This morning I took out my pinstriped slacks and blazers from the back of my closet after what seemed like forever. I put them away when I was still pregnant, you can just imagine how long that had been. I have to admit, it felt good to fit into my business attire again! (And yes they still fit!)

I had to face an important meeting today, albeit the challenge of saying goodbye to the twins and dragging my feet away from their crib. Later in the afternoon, I hurried back home, and inasmuch as it felt good wearing my pinstripes, it felt so much better dressing back down into my clean cotton pambahay, which is more fit for hugging and cuddling my babies.

3. Breakthrough. Let’s just say, I came home today and the sky was a little brighter, my heart a little lighter. My husband was already home when I arrived, we talked, we embraced, we praised God. Suddenly, His direction for our family has never been more clear than this. Truly there is no better and safer place than right in the center of His will.

The Lord will have His way, whether we believe in His sovereignty or not. His plan is far bigger than we can grasp, and it was designed in a way that will glorify Him while revealing our need for Him. ~Charles Stanley

30 Days of Gratitude, Day 4.



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