Thursday, September 3, 2009

new mercies

rewind 8 days ago.

i had a bad day.

like really really really (really really) bad.

i was sad. i was scared. i was confused. i felt hurt. i was shocked. i felt crazy. i couldn't focus. i was tired. i felt alone.

*note: before you go assuming what happened, no one died, our marriage is perfectly fine, the kids are great, etc. etc.* :-)

the night before, tuesday night, i found out something about myself that i didn't know. which brought me few hours of sleep followed by a crazy wacked out couple days.

my husband came home from work wednesday night with a sad look on his face and said, "i couldn't wait to come home and see you and make sure you were okay. i've had this sick feeling all day for you."


and later that night, as i was sobbing and having a heart to heart conversation with ben, he held me. then he prayed for me.

now the only reason i'm telling you this is because this is what i'm thankful for today. at the time i could've sworn to you that this would never make a thankful thursday. but through this bump in the road which rattled me for a few days, ben and i felt a rejuvenated love for each other that was different than either of us had ever experienced.

but at the same time it was oh so familiar.

i realized that every morning i experience the novelty of God's great love for me. His mercy and compassion are new for me each and every day!

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23
and so, i may still be a slight bit sad, a tad confused, and a lot crazy(!), but tomorrow morning i will wake up to a brand new day and soak up all the refreshed love that God has for me!

and that, dear friends, is definitely something to be thankful about!!


Heather said...

great reminder! thanks! love ya!

Ace said...


Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You have me all worried about you now. It is true, but I am all concerned now. I hope you are all cool!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

ok you have me all curious and worried for you now. i hope you are okay.

great reminder and that was so sweet of ben... i would have melted :)

again, hope everything is okay.

Sonya said...

Wow this has peeked my curiosity. I hope that you are ok. If you ever need to talk to someone I am just a phone call, or a visit to the bank away!!!

A day in the Life... said...

Amen :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for the reminder...Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed your blog.
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog. There is a great giveaway this week.