“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.“
Let me tell y’all, I feel like my joy is finally coming. As I sat down to get started writing my Thankful Thursday post for today, this scripture (which has become more of a universal saying) came to my mind before my fingers even touched the keyboard. And I just had to sit for a minute and let it mediate. I have hands down done my share of weeping in the past six to eight months. I’ve even voiced how I felt as if I was being punished for some horrible deed from my past that has since slipped my mind.
But sitting here right now…..sitting here in this very moment, I feel like His favor has been slowly turned my way and y’all I am grateful. There just comes a point when everything seems to be crashing down that you wonder if you’ll ever be able to stop crying. You wonder if you’ll ever see the light, the joy, peace. And the answer is that if you’re patient long enough, you will. My storms have taught me the importance of learning how to endure rain with patience.
Yes, we’re still battling JJ’s speech and sensory overload issues, but he another great day in therapy yesterday. He was more vocal and proactive in trying to speak. He used body language like shrugging his shoulders and throwing his hands out to the side palm up if he didn’t know something. No meltdowns, no tears, no tantrums. This is a pretty big turn around from where we were at the beginning of the month.
His therapist at one point just thought he flat out didn’t like her, but thank God that wasn’t the case. I’m so thankful and grateful for the progress that he has made and will continue to make. He doesn’t get nearly has frustrated as he used to. As we continue to see him make achievements, I’m looking forward to integrating more therapy to help with his overload disorder. It’s getting better as well and I’m thankful for that because he turns three soon and that only gives us a little under a year and a half to get him ready for preschool.
I’m thankful for my SITS Tribe
and everyone who has been reaching out to me with kinds and support in terms of building up the YUMMommy brand as well as my other endeavors. I’m so serious about that $30k. To have all of you joining me on this journey and sticking around means more than I will ever be able to put into words.
I’m thankful for the courage to reach out to bigger brands and companies. I’m thankful for the courage to reach out for help and to be able to admit that I want and NEED people to support me and to be able to tell them how to do that. You have not, because you ask not. And I realized that I’ve given to others when they asked and they were probably worried about if I would turn them down. So, if I said yes, surely I can find people to say yes to me and help me get to what I need to continue to the next phase and step in my journey to success in all aspects of life (family, spiritual, business, etc).
I’m thankful for an amazing husband, who has really been a rock for me. I’m grateful that he works so hard for us. We’re coming up on 9 years and I thankful that we continued to fight for our relationship and that we took the plunge and turned it into a marriage. I’m thankful that he doesn’t complain (much) about me hogging his computer since mine went on to computer heaven to blog and get assignments down. He knows that I’m trying to build legacy not just for the moment but for the future.
Lastly, I’m thankful for this 30 Day Challenge that I’ve been doing. It’s really helped to keep me focused on my goals and to motivate me. Sometimes, we have to challenge ourselves, try something new and I am grateful for invitation that was given to me and that accepted.
What are you giving thanks for today?
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