I am blessed
Originally posted March 29, 2007
Due to damage done to our home from Hurricane Wilma, we had to have our roof replaced, portions of our ceiling in the kitchen and living room and the entire ceiling replaced in one of our kids’ rooms. We also had 2 walls in that room replaced, portions of the living room and kitchen walls replaced. Because of that, we needed to paint the living room, kitchen and the bedroom.
The bedroom was finished last year, but work was being done this week on our living room and kitchen. We chose a brown color called “First Anniversary” (where do they come up with these names?). I cannot remember the brand of paint – we picked it out at Home Depot. We decided to paint the living room and kitchen the same color. When in the living room, one is able to see a kitchen wall and when in the kitchen, one is able to see a living room wall. I wanted the rooms to flow since they didn’t before.
Yesterday, finishing touches were done and floorboards were installed.
Wow. What a difference a coat of paint makes. Not to mention floorboards. We hadn’t had floorboards since we got new flooring which was almost 3 years ago. I’m not much of a housekeeper. I want to be, I just get sidetracked and want to do something else. But seeing my “new” walls makes it seem like a new house. Maybe I can get into the habit of keeping it clean. Maybe.
But I’m happy. I’m more satisfied with my house. With the high cost of homes in the area equaling higher taxes, I was VERY content with staying in my small, humble home. The “new” walls makes it TONS easier being even more satisfied.
During the offering time at our worship service on Sunday, Mike prayed that we would be satisfied. And the way he said it wasn’t the normal sense of being satisfied. It wasn’t, give us everything we want until we’re happy. It was, help us to be content with what we have – satisfied. I never equated being content with being satisfied. Maybe I should have.
Lord, I want to be satisfied with everything You have given me. I enjoy the “toys” You give me, the “extra toppings”, but I want to be satisfied with what I already have. Satisfied and thankful. And, Lord, I am thankful for what you have given me. I have a loving husband and 6 beautiful, healthy children. I live in a state where I am able to freely educate my children. My state also allows me the honor and privilege to protect myself and my family. We have a home. We have a roof over our heads that You have allowed us to get fixed so it doesn’t leak. We are able to enjoy rain showers and thunderstorms again. (Bring those in, Lord! We need rain!) We have 2 vehicles that are OURS. We have food in the house and gas in the tanks of our vehicles. My husband has a job and I am able to stay at home with the children. We are able to freely choose the house of worship we attend. The list goes on and on and on.
I am blessed. I am loved. I am a Kings Kid.