I was babysitting for Charlotte Tuesday evening while her Momma & Daddy went out for a bit. At 9:00 PM it was off to bed for a very tired little girl....she was recovering from strep throat and that just wore her right out. We read her little books, practiced her scripture verses (there are a few very short ones in one of her books that she's memorized) and then we said our prayers. After that, she fell asleep literally within about 2 minutes, but just before she did I said "Goodnight, I love you Charlotte" and she said "I love you too Gramma, goodnight"...her sweet voice fading away as she drifted off to dreamland.
I sat there afterwards just watching her and listening to her breathe and suddenly I was overwhelmed by love for her. So much so that my heart hurt near to bursting! I thought about Elijah, Penelope and Caleb and it hurt even more. They are such sweet blessings from God.
As I sat there it occurred to me again that I have so many blessings in my life. If I had to describe my life right now I'd say "It's A Wonderful Life"! It's not a perfect life...but I choose to focus on the good and I try awful hard to leave the hard stuff in His hands.
In His beautiful hands.
I love this song ~ hope you did too!
Have a joy-filled weekend!!
"The LORD bless you and keep you;the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."