10.28.2012

Sunday Blessings {Link-Up}


It's Sunday and I'm in Ohio spending my weekend with my family and friends whom I haven't seen since our wedding two months ago. A blessing indeed!


(Bee)autiful Blessings

Today, I'm feeling blessed by...

comfort food
Some days, you just need a a bowl of mac and cheese or plate of wings to soothe your soul. I'm all about healthy eating, but yesterday when I mentioned a plate of chicken strips sounded oh so good, my Hubby surprised me by coming home from some errands with his bro, with a plate teeming with crispy, chicken-y 
goodness and a side of fries. Love him :)

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"He's my Boo"
I'm not much of a girly girl, but sometimes you just need some freshly painted nails to make you feel like the most beautiful girl in the world. My MIL bought me this adorable Sephora nail polish set last year on a whim, so today I'm totally rocking, "He's my Boo."

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love&sex
This one's a little heavy, but stay with me, because I promise there's a blessing in all of this. 

Someone very close to me confided in me the most awful story I've heard. This girl, who I love dearly, had been sexually abused by someone she thought was a good person, a good friend. The details were graphic and I felt violated simply hearing it. My heart broke for her and my emotions were all over the place. 

I needed her to know that his behavior was not okay. That real men do not act that way. That it is not normal for a man to treat a woman as he treated her.

Through such ugliness however, I was able to make out a silver lining: I have been blessed with a husband who is a real man. Who embodies the love of Christ. Who is loving, gentle, tender, attentive, respectful and brave. I am married to a man of God. And it occurred to me, that men like my husband are few and far between. I have done nothing to deserve this kind of love in my life, and yet God has blessed me  beyond measure.

Thank you, Jesus, for this love.
Thank you, Chuck, for being this love.

How have you been blessed this week? Grab a button and link up!

12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your blog :) Just started reading it and it was love at first sight! lol I'd definitely linking up to the Sunday blessings today.

    Sorry to hear about your friend's experience :(

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  2. I just found your blog through another blog. It's funny how the blog world works. I love your Sunday Blessings. I am beginning a similar linkup on my blog. I would love for you to join me. It's my 2nd week but I feel so strongly about having a community of bloggers who encourage others to reflect on their blessings too. I hope you stop by!

    http://adventuresofasemperfifamily.blogspot.com/2012/10/sunday-gratitude-linkup-2.html

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    1. thanks for linking me through to here too!

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  3. ohhh love OPI!! it's the best!! I really appreciate the last part of your post. honesty on your blog always keeps me coming back.

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  4. my comfort food is for sure mac and cheese, in fact i have it on the dinner menu tomorrow and this time not for comfort simply because i love mac and cheese. am i a kid at heart and my actual age is 28? maybe...

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  5. That's awful. I hope that one day the girl will find a real man, who will show her what love really is.

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  6. These chicken fingers look to die for!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  7. Love this - sometimes we take so many things for granted. My heart goes out to that girl - hopefully she can one day be strengthened because of that experience.

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  8. Hi lady! Found you from the GFC blog hop and I'm now following you- I hope you'll stop by and follow me too. Looking forward to checking our more of your blog :) By the way? Totally loving your blog design, and this post is really great first one for me to read since I got to know you a bit better already!
    xo, Sarah
    www.comingunstitched.com

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  9. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Now following you as well. I'll definitely have to link up on this one of these weekends!

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  10. I love your raw and honest heart. My prayers go out to that girl, I can't imagine!

    On a much lighter note, I'm a sucker for comfort food as well :/

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