Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, August 21, 2006


I know it's really 'grateful' but I think if something is really great, you're happy for it, it should be greatful... and I am.

I didn't work today. I'm blessed that I have a great job, and one that I can take time away from to refresh.

And guess where/how I spent my day?

Yes, that's right, on the boat with Phyllis, my dad, and some of Phyllis's friends. And in the midst of being sad about Katie, about all the crap that is going on in the world, the sadness that always comes from leaving Dani after a visit (I just don't see why they can't just let me take him home, I PROMISE, he'll behave and I am quite sure they can find someone to replace him) I had a day that I am greatful to God for.

I drilled in the girl's heads that 4 wheelers are not safe! I never could give them a hands on lesson of why, and though I am very sad that Katie died and I feel for those who love her, her exit from this world will not go unnoticed, and I for one will let people know how dangerous those stupid things are, and that it can happen to you.

But my dad and I were talking about how lucky we are that we made it through all that our lives have been. My mom dying, he barely made it trying to take care of my mom when she was sick and take care of me, then there was the issue of trying to get over the love of your life being stripped away by the ugly 'c'.

And here we were sitting on the boat on August 21, 2006, in a place that only God saw coming, a day of peace with who we are to the world and who we are, more importantly, to each other.

We talked about how I used to get suite tickets for Tiger's games and today we had to sit the regular seats like everyone else (I always cry at the National Anthem, I am such a dork). How greatful we are for the memories we have and the memories we're making. We talked about Red Wing tickets (we've sat in the last row of JLA and 7 rows from the ice right behind the Wing's bench - yes I saw Maltby sweat!).

I am so blessed. Do I deserve any of it? Nope. It's by God's grace, His mercy, and His most awesome love that I sit here typing on my computer with a heart that is humbled and overwhelmed with joy and peace.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Phil 4:4)


Sara said...

rejoicing with you!

Birmingham Girl said...

And you say your not a positive thinker..have you ever read your blog?! Love that picture of you gals, do you ever take a bad picture? GEEZZ! That is you, right? :)

Tonya said...

You look like you had a great time.

Brother Dave said...

Enjoying your free time with family and friends is the best...
Work Sucks...

Margie said...

BG- you don't see the pics i delete!