My New Little Blessing

I can’t help but feel the necessity to share my exciting news with the world of Hope of a Butterfly. I am so excited to formally introduce my little Obie to this world. Within a few long days this little guy has filled my heart with so much joy that I just couldn’t help but reach the decision of keeping him. I wasn’t exactly on the search to find him, BUT they do say that some of the best things come when you least expect them to! And once again, that statement is confirmed. He sure is a true blessing to my life and I look forward to sharing some of the fun and adventurous times we spend together.

I often think it is crazy how God decides to answers our prayers. I have been praying for direction, clarity and something to fill this deep void I have been experiencing. Not that I think getting a puppy is going to solve all of my life problems. However, I do think this is step in the right direction. I believe God is telling me to step out of my comfort zone a little bit; to take a chance and really allow myself to find true happiness and self-worth. I began heading in this direction months ago. I started to really soul search, read my bible and cry out to the Lord. I then decided to chop over 7 inches off my hair. This was only two weeks ago. I wanted to prove to myself and make a loud statement that change is good.

So, here’s to welcoming my sweet boy Obie into my life and to allowing God to lead us in the direction he desires us to go. Blessings to you all, my friends! 🙂

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Hello October!

Well, whether we are ready or not, it is now the beginning of October. It is hard to believe how fast time passes by. Isn’t it? I feel as if each time I write a post I find myself expressing a similar statement.

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Fall is such a wonderful time of the year. The leaves are changing, there are many wonderful scents to enjoy and yummy things to eat…oh, and of course it is football season. Suddenly, it’s time to pull the sweaters out of the back of your closet and start wearing your cute boots. There isn’t a better time for warm coffee or fuzzy blankets. You can explore fun activities with your friends and family such as carving pumpkins (one of my favorites). There are just so many joyful things about this time of the year.

However, tied to all these beautiful things, there can be sadness too. Fall brings holidays, memories and traditions. For me, this can be a real struggle. As much as I love to enjoy all my favorites about this time of the year, my heart aches for what I am missing. My mom. As today, I am working at the office; I can’t help but feel distracted with my thoughts. My mind wonders and wishes so badly that I could spend this first fall weekend with her.

She loved this time of the year too. She always made the most of what the season would bring. She was full of life, generosity and love. How blessed am I to learn from her incredible behavior and to now in some special way walk in her footsteps? I continue to remind myself that is what she would want for me. Life, generosity and love.

I came across this verse today and felt very inspired by it…

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. -2 Corinthians 9:11

What an empowering verse! God is really speaking to me right now. He continues to enrich me in every way so that I have the ability to give to others. And that is exactly what this fall season is about. We should be consumed with having generosity on every occasion and giving no matter what the result may be. Through God all of our giving will be rewarded with good.

Through the smile and tears, he has truly continued to be by my side. With happiness and with sadness, the Lord has been so generous to me. I feel humbled by 2 Corinthians 9:11. I feel motivated and ready to make the most of this fall and to walk with generosity in the guidance of my Lord and of course, my mother, so that they may lead me down the paths that I need to follow.

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