I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Friday, March 18, 2011

*Big Sigh*

I can't believe it's past the middle of March! April is just around the corner. I *sigh* for a few reasons. One is I am sitting down relaxing right now for the first time all day. It is crazy busy at the casting office and I was there from 10:30am-5pm. So it feels good to be home. Second reason is I am EXTREMELY sore, no. . . wait, EXTREMELY doesn't even give my pain justice. ooookay, maybe I am being a bit of a baby, but my legs/butt/arms/shoulders/and abs are very sore :) A third reason for my sigh is it's spring! So it's a 'finally' sigh. It was in the 80's today or at least high 70's. It's breezy out there and I have my patio door open lovin the sun and the warm air.

Right now I am feeling so very blessed. I know so many that are enduring sickness, sadness and all around trial in their lives. I so want to be home in Idaho right now to be the ones I love, but aside from that I am doing and feeling good, so when I start feeling bad for myself because I am far away and a little lonely. . .I think of the millions of people around the world right now hurting. Some people are close to me and others are in another country dealing with tragedy. So I sigh for a 4th time as I see God's love and miracles even in time of destruction.

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