I was trying to figure out a way to commemorate this wonderful April Fools' Day, but alas, I'm not much of a practical joker so I'll stick to things I am good at: counting my blessings.
My sister safely arrived last night to stay with us for a week. This girl is my mini-me and best friend in the world. It's so wonderful to have this time together as we've gotten older and and distance continues to drive us apart as we pursue our separate ambitions. She's considering grad school in Pittsburgh and there have been discussions of possibly living together once she does, so this is going to be our trial run. *Fingers crossed.*
I found out this past week that I'm not eligible for financial aid for the summer semester. I could honestly use a mental vacation and a little more time to focus on all things wedding so this could be a blessing in disguise. However, this also means that I need to find a summer job! While I'm anxious about securing a position that pays more than minimum wage, I will never take for granted the fact that I am currently employed (albeit part-time) and have a fiance with a secure full-time position.
Two big research papers separate me from the end of my second semester of graduate school! Let's do this.
I'd found myself in a funk the last couple weeks and I couldn't quite place the root of it. I've come to figure out I think the missing link was Jesus. I have a very poor habit of distracting myself with the meaningless and mundane stresses of the world and putting my spiritual life on the back burner. Fortunately, for me, Jesus is always there waiting patiently when I have enough insight to return to the comfort of His embrace. I've started trying to be more disciplined in my prayers and am ready to repair the relationship which I have been so quick to neglect. I am so blessed that He is always forgiving, always caring, always loving.
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Have a blessed Palm Sunday everyone!