Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finding Joy

Just the past couple of weeks I have had some wonderful experiences with my children. I will be talking with them or just sitting at the dinner table and they will say something or do something and it will make me laugh. Not just a little laugh but laughing so hard that your belly hurts. Last night we were doing devotions and something happened where I couldn't quit laughing. I felt like I was a different person. I couldn't understand what was happening. I can't remember ever being so happy. I can't even say happy more just filled with joy. I still can be a little snappy and grouchy sometimes but lately I feel like I enjoy being around my children. I know for some of you moms that is hard to believe not wanting to be around your children, but sometimes life gets mundane. As I was talking to a friend tonight she said," You are learning to count it all JOY." just like my blog says. It feels really good. I am sad that it took something like the death of our baby for me to see how blessed I am. So all of you take a little time out and just laugh it does wonders for everyone.


abi w. said...


It's a 'JOY' to watch your example! You challenge me in so many ways, and I'm blessed to have you as a friend! Keep looking to Him--for HE WILL see you through! Still in my prayers...

Love you so much!!

Susan said...

Thank you for the comment Abi. I am having a rough day today. Not sure why but it hit me hard this morning. Looking for something to laugh at with the kids.