Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Wonderful Day

Today was a wonderful day. At church my family and I became members, even though we already felt like we were. We wanted to make it official. Because I have committed myself to the Lord, I decided to reaffirm my faith by getting baptized. Almost everyone that I love deeply was there. Those who weren't were there in spirit. My Uncle sang a song for me in which I picked out of the hymnal. It is a song that I had never heard before until I attended the church. I am not sure why the song hits me like it does, it always brings tears to my eyes. It is called, I the Lord of Sand and Sea. When I hear the song, I picture myself singing it to the Lord. My calling is to spread the word of Him and to let his love shine through me onto everyone who comes into my life. What better person to sing it other than my Uncle? It was amazing.

After work today Shawn and I went for an hour and a half walk on this trail right here in Hellertown. It is along Saucon Creek. We walked in the creek, saw a few fish, and got a great work out. Our goal is to one day be able to run the entire trail. We have agreed to start running for 5 minutes at a time since neither of us enjoy running that much. I love that him and I set goals together, even if they seem small. He got me over my fear of the water when we went kayaking last weekend. There is something about lakes that I cannot see the bottom of. I used to have panic attacks at the thought of getting in a small boat and getting into the middle of the lake. When Jeremy and I went kayaking in Aruba it was different. I could see the bottom of the water AND we were on a double kayak. This time with Shawn, I was in my own kayak. Being that he is so relaxed, so patient and understanding, he was the best teacher. He took away my anxiety immediately. We started out gliding near the edge of the lake where the water is shallow. Then slowly, I managed to get myself all the way out in the middle of the lake like it was nothing. I cannot thank him enough for helping me get over one of my biggest fears. He really does help me in so many ways. Shawn has taught me patience. He has taught me not to sweat the small stuff. And, he is so genuine. He pays attention to detail constantly. If he sees me shivering, he covers me up before I even have a chance to say anything. If we are going on an outing, he always makes sure I have everything I need and gets it ready for me. One of the things I love about him is how grateful he is and how he makes sure I know it. I can honestly say that I even enjoy grocery shopping with him. We go in, get what we need and leave while making it a fun experience. Every once in a while he comes out with a compliment which is so random. He looks at me like no one else ever has. We really do compliment each other very well. I am so lucky to have him.

What I am thankful for today:
everyone who came and supported me and my family today
my children
my pets
quality time
getting to watch a movie with Gavin tonight
my family
my friends
the teachers at my store
my store
overcoming fears
my church family
the power to change our lives
positive attitudes
a good nights sleep