the blessing box

It's Tuesday again...which means that it's The Blessing Box time over at Natalie's blog.  Click the button to head over and join yourself!

Blessing One:

That I married a man full of patience and love for me.  Lately I have been in a funk for some reason.  I guess it's just all the fresh pressure of starting a new school year and starting back to classes myself.  My mood has been one that is harsh and my tongue has often been quick.  Absolutely nothing I am proud of and something God is working on me with.  However, Justin is so amazingly kind and always wanting to know how he can make things better.

Blessing Two:

My church family.  This Sunday we had a "Camp Meeting" Sunday where we stayed after, ate potluck lunch together, and had some amazing Bluegrass music playing live.  I'm so blessed to have a church where it truly feels like home and a church family that is literally an extension of my own family.

Blessing Three:

Allergy medicine and kleenex.  The runny/itchy nose, watery eyes, and scratchy throat always seem to hit me this time of year.  It's not that it's really painful, it's just such a nuisance! Allergy medicine and kleenex are blessings to me during this time so I can find some relief!

Blessing Four:

Finding new music that seriously warms your heart and soul.  I love to listen to a song for the first time and take in the lyrics word by word.  I recently heard the amazing song, "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry.  (I will warn you that if you've lost a loved one recently it may strike you in a completely different way.)  I am loving this song, though, and the lyrics that just sooth my heart with contentment for where I am in life right now.  I don't think God's finished with me yet.  But if I die young...I feel like God has used me and blessed me tremendously.  Every extra day on this earth that He gives us is truly a blessing that only He is worthy of.

Blessing Five:

Our home.  I am beyond grateful that Justin and I were blessed enough to close on a house before our marriage and move into our own little bungalow when we came back from our honeymoon.  I love our home and am so thankful that we have a roof over our heads.   Every time we are working on our budget and talking about money, I am always reminded that it is an absolute blessing that we can afford to live in our home and that the issue never comes up whether or not we have a place to stay or can pay our mortgage.  It always brings us back to reality as we know there are so many in the world without a home.  It makes me want to fill our extra rooms with people that don't have homes in order to bless them with our own blessings.

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  1. Blessings indeed Cait! Sorry to hear about your allergies...mine are acting up this time of year too...good luck w/ your adjustment back to school! Thank God for hubbies who look past our emotions, and love us just the same :-) Oh, and Happy Bloggaversary! That's an exciting milestone! Hope you have a great Tuesday my friend!

  2. Such great blessings. I'm loving that song and video! Thank you for hsaring it with me!

  3. Hey Caitlin...hang in there!!! I can only imagine the overwhelming moments you are experiencing at the beginning of another school year. I have been thinking of you often, and praying for you and your students as you build some powerful relationships with them this year. Do you ever use the "neti pot" to clear out your sinuses from the allergies? Some friends recently suggested that to Kevin, as well as a tbsp. of raw honey each night before bed. Might be worth a shot! :)

  4. Hi Caitlin! I love reading your blog! And I love blessing number 1 as that was also something that I was thankful for this morning. Husbands are amazing! I hope that you are having a wonderful day!!


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