From today's gospel:
“Go home to your family and announce to them
all that the Lord in his pity has done for you.” (Mark 5:19)
I am so greatly blessed in my life and while I count my blessings all the time, I seldom announce them to my family.
Hear ye, hear ye!
The Lord has had great pity on me! He saved me from a self-absorbent and self-destructive young adulthood by putting in my path friends and leaders of great faith and compassion so many I decided against listing them here!
He healed my scars.
He provided ample bounty even though quite often I was without hope.
He led me to a group of friends who led me to Austin and eventually to my Dear Hubby.
He has allowed me the freedom to make mistakes (so many mistakes, often big ones) and learn from them. This is true grace.
He granted me the large family I always wanted and sent just the right children to me. Each of my beautiful children is both gift and teacher to me every single day. (Even when I don't see it!)
He has saved my life numerous times, at least twice in the last 9 months.
He has allowed me to struggle. This is the foundation of my growth.
He has mercy on me, a often bumbling but well-intentioned ambassador, and offers me countless times of forgiveness and innumerable do-overs.
He gives me hope.
This is just the short list.