I love to have funny, totally random posts.. but today I'm feeling a little serious... and overwhelmingly blessed.
How am I blessed? In a million ways, but I'll list the biggest ways below:
*With the sweetest, most kind, thoughtful, HOT husband. Darin is simply amazing in every way. He challenges, inspires, and encourages me in all areas of life but still does sweet things like open my car door EVERY time, EVERY where. He has never looked down on me for anything that's happened in my past. He is my body guard, best friend and lifetime companion. I will never, for one second have to worry about his faithfulness to me. He is going to be the best dad on the planet. I love this man and Darin simply amazes me each and every day.
*I have the best parents. Even though one of them is not here on human form, their influence in my life effects me daily. Parents that were at every single sporting event that I participated in... decked out in pins with my picture on them, WHS t-shirts, video-camera and their clipboard to keep stats. They have showed me what a Christ centered relationship looked like. The raised us in an extremely strict home in which I am so thankful. It has created me to be a better adult, friend and wife and hopefully someday, an amazing parent. Their love for each other was the prime example of how Christ loves the Church. My dad was the head of the household but considered my mom's suggestions, concerns and opinions in every aspect.
*I have the best big brother. When I was going through a rough time a couple of years ago, my brother got in his car at 11pm to come and rescue me when I was 2 hours away. A brother that held me so tight and cried along with me at the funeral of my father-in-law a few months ago. A brother that used to punch me daily that now ends every phone conversation with, "I love you, Darce" and then "peace out", to make me giggle. EVERY time, I giggle.
*I have a sister that is my best friend in every way. A sister that used to make sure her bed was closest to the door in the room we shared so that if a burglar would come in the night, they would take her instead of me. A sister that has spent hours with me on the phone reprimanding, mothering, encouraging and loving me in the best "Darcy" way possible. A sister that ignores my horrible spelling in our daily emails even though I know it drives her nuts. A sister that has taken my mom's place in her absence.
*I have the world's greatest, most diverse friends!! Friends from when we were in the nursery together, college buddies, Pea friends, old roommates and gotta love those church gals. Friends that know every detail about me, but love me anyways. Friends that would never dream of taking past events that have happened in my life and using them in ways that would hurt me. Friends that have been up in the middle of the night with me crying. Girls that have made me laugh until tears stream down my face. Friends that call me out on things when I need it and are the first to praise me when I do something admirable.
*I am blessed that God gave me the talents, the time and abilities to coach. Not to mention a hubby that supports my passion in every way. I am able to be apart of high school girls when they are the most vulnerable. I'm able to be their friend, a coach, a mentor and Christian example when they may not get it elsewhere. I am also blessed to work with 2 other Christian coaches that help to integrate Christ into our team.
*Lastly, and most importantly, I am blessed to have a relationship with my Savior. God has blessed me by allowing events and hardships to happen in my life for reasons... so that I can fully live out His will for me. He's poured out His grace on me continually and will never stop. His blessing overflow in my life and I hope I've given you a glimpse of all the ways that He has blessed me.
For this, I am forever thankful.