Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Flying Lessons

Lesson 18:

Look for Blessings.

I have tried to tell myself a lot lately = you find what you are looking for. I feel like we have an awful lot of things in our life right now that I would count as the opposite of blessings; more like mountains that seem to never end and that I'm not making any progress in climbing.  At this moment I sit at the hospital with Christian, watching the antibiotics run through his IV and anxiously waiting for that infection to disappear.  We will be spending another night here tonight. 

Yet I do have blessings to count; and when I look for them I find them all around me.  Seeing my blessings and recognizing them allows me to feel God's love and see His hand helping me; even as I stumble up this mountain; I can still be thankful.  Is it my nature to arrive at this attitude by default?  No, I have to tell myself; to will myself to do it.  Each time I do I find it easier the next time.  Each time I do I find  I am happier; in some small way I am becoming more of who I am supposed to be.

Just try it; look for the blessings.
Sailing on,


  1. Climb every mountain. You are stronger than you believe - and getting stronger each moment. Our prayers are with you and Christian. XOXO

  2. I hope Christian gets better soon.

  3. Look at that little boy's foot! Em - you need a break!!!

    Love you. Honestly. I love love love you and pray for you.

  4. prayers for little christian and the rest of your crew! i'm no expert, but i'd have to agree that you seem to get more than your fair share of crazy! hang in there. xoxo!

  5. Wow, you guys do have a lot of mountains to climb! Good thing you guys are great climbers. :) Hope he gets well soon!!!