{September} Day 12: 3 gifts in His word

The weekend is here and Daddy doesn’t have a pesky night class today! We’re excited and ready to count our blessings :)

From both of us:

  1. Maggie"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with few things; I will put you in charge of many things!" (Matthew 25:23). The kiddo’s church lesson this week talked about when Joseph deciphered the Pharaoh’s dream and this was the memory verse that went with the story. We had a really awesome discussion and also decided that we’re gonna name the future baby brother Joseph because it’s a cool name :)
  2. Eric: ”My brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19). This verse was immensely helpful today when I found myself in a situation in which my temper almost go the upper hand. There was a misunderstanding that would not have been discovered had I allowed anger to take control. Listening was vital. 
  3. Both: “I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High” (Psalm 9:2). We’ve been so blessed this week. Seriously, so blessed! As a family, as a couple, and individually we are very happy and thankful because God is good! 

{September} Day 11: 3 hard eucharisteo

Time to count our blessings!

From both of us:

  1. Eric: Due to work, I missed my eight-year old’s back to school night and that is one thing I have successfully prevented from happening until this year. I was disappointed and feeling horrible for not being with my child but then I came home and he gave me the full recap. Maggie took photos and brought home some of the work/art our chiquito has completed thus far.
  2. Maggie: The littlest basically slept all day. It totally slowed me down and I wasn’t able to get some errands done—our fridge needs to be restocked—but I think we both needed a break. He’s exhausted because he hasn’t slept well these last four nights and I’m happy he’s catching up on his sleep. And I also got to rest which ended up doing wonders for my mood!!
  3. Both: That fateful Tuesday in 2001. Today is a really hard day for so many people, for everyone. Whether we experiences the events of that day through a television screen or in-person, all of us have been unequivocally marked. Today we prayed for those who lost a loved one on that day and for those lost in the years that followed. This morning we thanked God for giving us another day, another year, another chance.