Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I actually felt some joy today.

Today's my anniversary. Fourteen years - can you believe it!? Also, the anniversary of my scrapping. I started four years ago this week. Whew, time flies!

I went out with my baby girl and had my hair cut, then I went to the bank and the post office to mail 4 projects I have been working on. One was my tag for Donna Downey's blog book. (See pic at left. The back tells about why I love her blog.) Three were surprises I was asked to participate in from 2Peas. I love that place. I feel so blessed to have so many great friends I've made there.

So I felt a sense of accomplishment and the day is beautiful and my sweet girl has been an angel and I smiled and just felt joy. There's been so little joy in my life lately. I stayed up until 4 am crying and praying. I heard Max Lucado talk about the things Katrina can teach us. I'm going to try and find a written copy of what he said and post it here. It was awesome. Anyway....I decided today to not think about the disaster for one day. I'm giving myself a day off from my grieving for all those people.

I'm going to think about this verse today from Nehemiah 8:10:

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

7 comments:

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Chelle said...

I love the tag! And that Nehemiah verse is just what I needed to here. Thanks for being so inspirational!

jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you get the chance to celebrate in a special way.

Love the tag! Great job! Love the pic also!

Thank you also for that verse, it is perfect for what this country is going through now.

kellicrowe said...

great tag
need to make mine
Happy Anniversary!
kelli

stephanie said...

Whoa! Linked your blog from "the amazing KelliCrowe's" blog and am hooked, line and sinker!
Love the tag you made and what a comforting verse to read. I'll hop by again soon and read more.
:)

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Mz. Pig said...

What a beautiful pic.

Christy B said...

Tracie, the 7th was my anniversary too!!!! 14 yrs also. We were getting married at the same exact time, how cool! I got 14 assorted roses, how about you?

Christy Burch