Having a Blessed Day

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Dianna Kennedy to the New Evangelizers blogging team!

“Have a blessed day!”

The housekeeper’s words echoed in my ears long after the door had shut behind her.

Blessed day?

I was in the hospital, with my youngest daughter, barely two months old. Her tiny body was feverish, trying to fight off some sort of infection.

She was miserable.

I was miserable – missing my husband, my other children, and my comfortable bed.

I certainly didn’t feel blessed. I was exhausted, out of sorts, and barely making any sense.

Yet, as those words rattled around in my head, I realized she was right.

I am blessed – abundantly.
I have an amazing husband who shares my faith.
I’m surrounded by my children and shored up by my network of friends and family.

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of my everyday life, I often forget how God has richly rewarded me.

In ordinary time, it’s easy for me to put my faith on the back burner. I’m consumed by to do lists and chores, in a constant whirlwind of activity.

When crisis hits, like a death in the family or a sick child, I immediately drop to my knees. I lean heavily on God, just as He wants.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

My challenge?

To continue to grow in my faith, turning to God in all things. I strive to count every day blessed.

Copyright © 2012, Dianna Kennedy

Dianna Kennedy

Dianna Kennedy

Dianna Kennedy is the newly minted mother of five, including a college freshman, a precocious first grader, identical twin boys, and a newly walking toddler. You'll find her sharing her stories at The Kennedy Adventures. You can connect with her on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

4 responses to “Having a Blessed Day”

  1. Nancy Ward says:

    Great simple but powerful story. Thank you for your vulnerability to the Lord and your generosity to us for sharing in that blessed moment.

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