Tuesday, February 10, 2015

grateful heart

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Do you ever have those moments in life where you stop, take it all in, and realize "This is my life?!?  How do I even deserve any of this??"  Well that's where I'm at right now.  My heart could almost burst.

The 6 or 7 years leading up to 2014 were hard years.  Steve and I learned a lot of valuable lessons, but learned them the hard way.  We experienced a lot of loss, health issues, marriage trials, and just life hardships.  Don't get me wrong...I don't regret any of those losses and hardships.  They've made us who we are today.  But seriously, I hope we never go through those things again!

At the beginning of 2014, I claimed it as "my year."  I don't know why, but I just knew things were going to be different.

And they were.

Even though we're about 6 weeks into 2015 (seriously?!?), my heart is still soaring over all that happened in 2014.  And I'm so grateful...

* consistent work for Steve
* an amazing school to teach in
* my thriving 1st grader
* my sweet boy who we prayed for for 5 years!
* supportive family
* health

 Really.  I have so much to be grateful for.  There are so many things that I take for granted, and I'm trying to consciously not do that.  I want to be grateful for each day, each tiny moment, every breath.  Life is an incredible gift...there is so much joy to be had in every moment.

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

11 comments:

Fawn Rosenbohm said...

Love this Amy!!! Thankful your year was so wonderful and blessed.

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

Life is THE most incredible gift. Praise God for all that He blessed you with!!

Southern Komfort Blog said...

This is so wonderful, and you certainly have so much to be grateful for :)

Melissa The Llama said...

I'm SO happy that you're in the place that you are. You really have so much to be grateful for. I'm glad you're in my life. You're an amazing friend, and the best mom and wife. So happy for you

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

(( HUG )) This is the absolute BEST :) I am so happy that you guys are enjoying the other side of the hill, Amy! Nothing but continued blessings to you and your sweet fam! xo

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ahh, thanks Fawn!! I'm feeling so incredibly blessed!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you...yes, Praise Him!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you...my heart is so full, giving Him so much praise! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I'm glad you're in MY life! You are so sweet!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ah, thank you!! I know there will be more hard times...just soaking in all the goodness and feeling extra grateful these days.

Amy @ Set Free said...

He is SO good!! And thank you...so far 2015 has been wonderful! :)