Photos taken by Cory Walker

Sometimes when life gets overwhelming, I just sit back and reflect on everything I have in my life.  And guys, I have so much to be thankful for!  Sometimes I get caught in the trap of constantly comparing myself to others: “I wish I had their house.”  “That’s a nice car…way nicer than mine.” “They have such nice clothes…”

It’s so easy to let those thoughts consume me.  But why would I want that?  Why would I want to make myself miserable when I have so much to be thankful for?

The other day I had a mental breakdown from stress due to house hunting and school.  I cried and said, “I just want a break.  I want life to slow down.  I am so unmotivated to do anything.” (Miss drama queen up in here).

Matthew hugged me and reminded me that I can choose to be happy.  He challenged me to think of all the things I have to be thankful for.  I began to list a few things off and then I realized, that list will go on and on with no end in sight!  God has blessed me with so much!  And honestly, I don’t deserve any of it.  I am a sinner.  We are all sinners who fall short of the glory of God.  None of us “deserve” anything we have.  But our loving father in heaven gives us so much because he loves us with all his heart.

I love the pictures posted above because it shows that even the smallest moments can be great memories.  Me, my two sisters, and husband were all laying on the floor at my dad’s house.  We were cuddling, being goofy, laughing, and climbing all over each other.  It’s moments like those that I cherish.


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