There's a reason my blog is named (Bee)autiful Blessings. Yes, it's because my nickname is "Bee" and it's a cute play on words. But also because for a long time this blog was my way of documenting how God was working in my life.
When I first moved to Ohio just over two years ago, I was pretty lonely. I became negative and what you may describe as a "Debbie Downer." Then one day it occurred to me: to remain negative in light of the joys in life, is to completely take for granted the gift of grace God has given each of us.
I made a pact with a friend, and with myself, that I was going to start actively counting my blessings. I would no longer remain oblivious to the miracles surrounding me and I would thank Jesus for every precious moment of life His mercy had given me.
About two weeks after making that vow in my heart, I met my soulmate. Chuck has been, without a doubt, my biggest blessing. And so, as I became ever so enamored with our relationship, I started to devote more time and energy to him rather than on Him. And as my attention has strayed, it has become evident in my writing.
I'm so thankful for every single person who has read, commented or followed my blog. But if you came to this blog for the wedding plans, I'm sorry. This was never supposed to be one of those blogs. I never planned to be one of those girls. I don't regret devoting so much time to wedding and marriage-centric posts; it's an exciting time in my life and I want to look back on my feelings being young and in love when I'm old and in love. I do, however, regret failing to mention to whom all the credit for our union belongs to.
After this week, I can guarantee you there will be posts about our honeymoon, posts about my bachelorette party, posts about my wonderful outdoor ceremony and crazy, fun reception. But I also want to ensure that everyone who reads this blog knows that there will be more posts about "Big Guns Upstairs" (any Dane Cook fans out there?). Because the bottom line is this:
Every good thing I have to write about is solely because of the love of Jesus Christ.
Happy Sunday, everyone.
I have been blessed beyond measure this year, this month, this week and this day.
How have you been blessed today?