I Want To Be Like You Jesus -Rita Springer
I want to be like you Jesus
To walk in all your holy ways
No matter what you ask me Jesus
I’m willing to obey
Set my face as flint before you now
My life I recommit here as I bow
I love it when you gently kiss my brow
And whisper it’s all right
I need to see more of Jesus
Just to feel your presence moves my soul
I will follow where you lead me
And simply ask for more
I will serve you
I will bow
I will put all my hope in you
Cale had his first bite of pizza. We are big fans of the yumminess and it was a very common addition to date nights at the Darling house :) It was exciting to get to enjoy it with him! He loved it, and I loved it, so it will be happening again! About 15 minutes after lunch Cale had PT. I asked Cale if he could tell Pat what he had for lunch and Cale couldn't remember. A lot of times Cale can't get his brain to give him the right word even if he knows what to say, so we have to give him choices. Even with hearing pizza, he couldn't remember. It's our new life of living in the moment...we have to enjoy it to the fullest because in a few minutes it will be gone.
I know his tummy enjoyed it for a while after!
I've been taking a look at my thoughts and my heart today. For those of you that know me well, you know that I'm an open book (and of course, everyone that reads this blog!). If I'm sad, it's easy to see. If I'm excited, everyone around will know it. If I'm bothered or have a heavy heart, it's right there on my sleeve. I also have a tendency to share what I'm thinking with out first processing whether it's a good idea or not. Most of the time, it's with things that are more embarrassing for me then anyone listening! Well, I'm the same way with God. I always share with Him exactly what I'm thinking-even if it's me not being fond of what He's got going on at the time! I had to ask myself today, do I honestly desire to walk in His holy ways, no matter what He asks of me? Do I really commit to live set a part for Him, even when I'm being slammed every day, reminded of what was and what could have been? Do I fully trust God with my whole life? I do. I really do. His love is tender yet powerful and I choose to walk with Him all the days of my life.
I've started confessing some of the struggles I've been having out loud-it's not easy, but necessary. The Lord is faithful to meet me where I am, over and over, He picks me up, dusts me off, and pulls me into His embrace.
I know I've said it before, but I can't say it enough how thankful I am for everyone that's praying for us and reading this blog. It means the world to me! There are times that I still wonder how many people are praying for Cale, how many people have forgotten or get to busy? I know it's crazy that I still think that, but it's there-ugly, ridiculous, and silly. The Lord uses all of you when those thoughts start to enter my mind. I get a message, comment, email, or someone shares a story with me about someone that's been following Cale's recovery and it blesses my heart so much! I feel like if I were to send out a thank you card to everyone that has blessed us through this, I would be writing for years! If I haven't been able to tell you in person or through a card, please know, Cale and I are so incredibly thankful.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16