Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gratitude Journal

I was on my way home from work yesterday.  I flipped on my radio.
And this song came on.  Tears rolled down my eyes.

What you might not know about me is that I have a not-so-tidy past.  I was a teen mom.  I married young.  I divorced young too.  (Side note:  I don't know what the deal is with reality shows, 
but Teen Pregnancies and Divorce Papers are not fun or entertaining!  Seriously.)

During that time in my life, I prayed with all of my heart that my first marriage would work out.  Instead, it fell apart.  My heart was broken.

Despite the mess, God began healing and restoring my life in ways I would have never imagined.  
I was made whole.  I learned how to be strong; how to forgive and be forgiven.  

And then I met Jason, my best friend.  

Glimpses of my past remind me how far I've come, and just how sweet it is to be given a second chance.


  1. That is a very sweet song! I love your life story and how you have found forgiveness and love in your life once again. I love happy endings. xoxo

  2. Awww what a lovely song and story.. congrats on finding your ever after second chance. :)

  3. Wonderful testimony to God's work in your life Jenny. Beautifully said. (jeanbohio from Flickr)

  4. It's so nice to learn more about you. Sometimes you have to go through the first part that sucks in order to get to the second chance, and then you really realize how lucky you are for that second chance because it's sooo much better than the first one ever could have been. XOXO

  5. thank you all so much. it's true, Azizah. the hard times sure do help me appreciate the good stuff.

  6. Thanks for your honesty. Jesus loves you so much!!!

  7. I absolutely love this post. What a wonderful story, and so inspiring! Thank you.

  8. Just stumbled on your site via Pinterest! I love your creativity and your Creator! Have you read "1,000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp? It's about gratitude in your daily life. wonderfully written & on the Best seller list.

    1. oh, thank you so much, Dot. yes! love her blog! i have yet to read the book, but I have only heard excellent reviews about it. she shared my very first Gratitude Journal entry a while ago on her website. I couldn't believe it. God's love is so wide and so deep. i hope you have a lovely day. xoxo

  9. jenny, i don't know how i missed this one last month. precious. thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you for your transparency and being an inspiration!!!

  11. I just found your blog via bloglovin and followed right away! Your gratitude journals are so inspiring. I am loving looking through all the posts! Thank you for sharing with the world! xoxo, Julie |