Monday, March 8, 2010

I GOT MAIL!!! (Doing a happy dance...) But I also have a HUGE prayer request!!!

Last night as I was writing in my journal, I just prayed for peace for the week. I haven't been feeling too great, struggling to get rid of a cold and cough, so the thought of going to work was just plain YUCKY! Anyhoo, I just ask that there be a song in my heart, a skip in my step and that I would have the energy to make it through the day.



It may have been MONDAY, but friends, the SUN was shining here in small town ARKANSAS!!! Can I say BEAUTIFUL...?!!! Of course since it is Arkansas, we could have SNOW tomorrow, because that is how things roll around these parts, but for today, the beauty of the day simply took my breathe away. I would like to say, God painted the sky blue, added a bunch of fluffy clouds, let a few flowers start blooming and got the birds singing, just for me, just 'cause I asked. God and I are tight like that!!! :)






So here I am, being all "happy" because of the beautiful weather, when I go to pick up my mail. HELLO?!!! I got mail! Whoo! Hoo! Not the "I want your money," so I'm either sending you a bill or a catalogue kind of mail either! No, this was the fun kind of mail. I had actually won a giveaway from my dear bloggy pal Kat, (I never win anything!) so she was sending me my winnings, plus a few extra goodies. The girl knows I like me some jellybeans!!! Now, not only do I have a little sun shining, but I have two new books to read and a bag of jellybeans. See, I am not hard to please at all! Someone please tell the hubby that! Books and jellybeans, does it get any better than that?!!!



Oh yes, it does. You see, I have not had anything to drink for two whole weeks, but water. My sister is gagging right now, especially when I add that I haven't added any flavoring to my water either...just plain 'ol water. No soda. No juice. Nothing. Well, guess what, when I put on my jeans this morning, there wasn't that usual snugness. Is it the water? That is the only thing I've done different... Loose jeans? Now, that always makes a gal feel good. What a way to start the day....


So, do I still have a stack of bills to pay on the table? YES! Do I still feel like crud at times? YES! Am I fixin' to have to go clean on my dirty house? YES! Is it still Monday and I still have to go to work tomorrow? YES! Is it going to be Monday night soon and the Bachelor is over and I have no one to fuss at because he is picking the WRONG gal? Unfortunately, YES!!!


But, you know what?


"Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!"


I think I will do a happy dance just because... want to join me? What brought a smile to your face today?

Happy Monday, friends!
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On a not so happy note, I ask that you say a prayer for my nephew Sawyer. He got hurt playing soccer Saturday and is in a lot of pain. My sister has spent the whole day at the Dr.'s office and hospital trying to find out what is wrong with our favorite redheaded little boy. I am not going to go into a lot of detail right now, mainly because I have absolutely no idea how to describe it, but I will say that he is having a lot of neck pain and is going for an MRI tomorrow. Sleep seems impossible for them, right now.
Please keep my little munchkin in your prayers. He is the most precious, loving little boy. So full of life and energy. He gives the best hugs and can belt out a song like nobody's business. He is so very dear to our hearts. I also ask for prayer for my Sis and BIL, because they are running on empty right now...
"Sawyer, your Auntie 'Chele loves you much and is praying for you!!!"
Sawyer and my sister, Amber.

15 comments:

Tiffani said...

Oh how I love days of sunshine and flowers and great MAIL!! ;) Glad you were fulfilled in that way today...we've been getting over sicknesses here too and just is so draining, isn't it?!

Totally praying for Sawyer. You know I claim ALL of you as my family ;), so I'm just troubled in my heart for Saw and the crew. Knowing that God is the Healer and the Giver of rest...

ps--your comments on the Daniel stuff are always so encouraging..never.ever. thought I'd make it this far!

Sharon Sloan said...

Rejoicing in your fun mail, your drinking of water only, and your beautiful weather days!

Praying for Sawyer. Let us know how he is. :)

Gretchen said...

Lurve the mail! Thanks for sharing with us. And congrats on the water idea! I might have to try it.

The kids and I are lifting up Sawyer and Amb's family. xxxooo

Christi said...

So glad that you had such a great day! That's some good insiration that appreciating the special, little things that God offers us, can really help change our perspective...even when the other, bigger things may remain the same!

I'll say a prayer for your little nephew too...hope he gets better quickly!

Jocelyn said...

Real mail is always so much fun to get!!! And the water thing...I might have to try that. All the sunshine we have had has made me do happy dances:-) I hope that your nephew is ok and that they find out quickly...will say a prayer for him.

Kristin said...

I'm so glad you had a great day!! :D I said a prayer for Sawyer. Hope he's feeling better soon!!

christy rose said...

What a happy post! I am so glad that you are having such a good day. It is so fun to get fun mail. I love it when the mailman actually comes to my door. That means whatever he has got for me will not fit in my mailbox. So, therefore, it can't be a bill. I do not have any bills that big. LOL

I will pray for Sawyer!

Andrea said...

I love those kinds of days. GOD knew exactly what you needed. He definitely cares about "the desires of our heart."

Poor Sawyer! I will be praying for him

Blessings and hugs, andrea

He & Me + 3 said...

We had a gorgeous day here too. I love the sunshine! Warms everything! Woo hoo on the mail too. How fun and yummy. Praying for your little nephew.

Bridget said...

Oh yes, I just loved the gorgeous Arkansas weekend we just had...now if only I had gotten to play outside instead of having to work...

Amber said...

God is so good! Sawyer slept relatively well last night (about 2 hours straight...wahoo!!), so we are all feeling a little more charged this morning.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

Love you much.

Terri said...

I will pray for your cute little nephew... sorry, I missed the first post about him. Way to go on the water. it is the same way with me but I won't drink it all the time.... I am so stubborn! Congrats on winning the giveaway.... try not to eat the jelly beans in one sitting! haha then that water will be out the window :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh I love reading this.....your joy is infectious!!!!!!!!! Something I can totally appreciate today. :)

will say a prayer for sweet Sawyer, too!

Angela said...

I'm going to be adding your nephew to Fearless Friday sweet sis....((hugs))

Wow,,,just water..oh my goodness girl...I have no problem fasting two meals a day but JUST WATER..praise God He said fast two meals,,LOL. and not my coffee..lol. Oh my!

Way to go girl. I'm proud of you....That is huge, I would be doing the happy dance too. this is so huge that your pants are loose,,lol

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Loved this post! First of all - you and God being tight like that is awesome! I get beautiful sunsets from Him often ;o)

LOVE getting fun mail. I won a give away last week and just got my prize in the mail and it's SO FUN to get that stuff.

Awesome on the non snug pants. Woohoo! If that's not motivation!
All I ever drink is water. Plain water (yes, if your sister is reading this, she is probably gagging). I feel better this way as oppose to when I drank soda NON STOP!