Jump in the puddles

 The weather has been very rainy lately and we even got some snow last night! One day we are mowing the lawn and the next day shoveling snow....you never know what you weather you will wake up to when you live in Manitoba! :)

But anyways a few days ago after it had been raining for a while Silas and I were getting quite tired of being cooped up inside and decided to go play in the mud puddles.
Silas had a blast! 

I love watching him play :)


What was lost is now found!

October 14th 2014
It was a lovely fall afternoon, Silas and I were enjoying some time outside playing in the leaves, all was smiles and sunshine until I looked down and noticed my engagement band was not on my finger. panic begin to set in, I search everywhere...there were leaves everywhere, it felt hopeless. I search for a few day's hoping it would be found, but I finally came to the realization it was LOST. 
In the back of my head I thought maybe one day I will find it. The likely hood of that was very slim, I raked the lawn dozens of times, most likely if it had been there I would have raked it up and threw it away without knowing.

But never say never.... :)
On Saturday Henry's brother John and his boy's Josh and Ben came over to pick up a lawn mower. The boy's were playing in the yard, John and Henry were talking not much exciting happening. A little while later they left and we carried on with our day.
About 10mins later they pull up in our drive way again and we went see what they wanted. 
They yell something about a ring...a ring, could it be?? MY RING!!!!! They handed me my ring that I had lost in the fall. I was OVER THE MOON excited!!! How could this be??? Ahhhhh!!!

Apparently Ben had found it at the end of our drive way and thought it would be a nice gift to give to his Mom (such a sweet boy he is! :) What are the chances, and answer to my prayers. Even if it is "just a ring" he hears our prayers.

What was lost is now found.
It was a happy day for me!!

This guy is my hero! :) 



Do you ever get stuck in the daily grind of life. It feels like every day is just a repeat of every other day. You find yourself become less and less aware of the blessing that surround you.
I know I do, sometimes I forget. I forget how blessed I am, how every moment is a pure blessing and I wouldn't be where I am without God's love and grace. God has blessed me beyond words, where I am today is nothing short of a dream come true! Everything that surrounds me is a reminder of how good He is. 

 I pray that I stop forgetting, that I start remembering and thanking God for the most amazing blessings he has brought into my life. Life sometimes get's hard, there are days when I don't know what I am doing but if there is one thing that I am sure of it is that HE is FAITHFUL. Through tears and pain HE is FAITHFUL. Today I want to remember. Today I want to praise HIM. Today is a new chance to be the best me.

Today I choose Joy.
Today I choose to give thanks.
 Lord help me never forget the blessings.