the fourth watch

this week our little family received a huge blessing.
a blessing that has been a plea in my prayers for a very long time.

myron has earned some shift changes at work that will enrich our family life so much.

might seem like a little blessing, but no tender mercy could have made me happier.
my gratitude for the opportunity weighs deeply in my heart.

i am so thankful for a loving heavenly father and his perfect timing.
i'm grateful that he allows us to experience discomfort, so we can truly appreciate the beauty.

i have times when i think he has forgotten about me & my prayers.
i still have hopes that have not yet been realized.

but i will wait on the lord.
because i know, he will always come through.

"I delight in the Lord’s mercies and miracles. I know that His tender mercies and His miracles, large and small, are real. They come in His way and on His timetable. Sometimes it is not until we have reached our extremity. Jesus’s disciples on the Sea of Galilee had to toil in rowing against a contrary wind all through the night before Jesus finally came to their aid. He did not come until the “fourth watch,” meaning near dawn. Yet He did come. My testimony is that miracles do come, though sometimes not until the fourth watch." -Susan W. Tanner


granny said...

All so very true. Made me cry a little, I'm not going to lie.

Lori said...

One word ~ SWEET!

Holly said...

That was a perfect and timely reminder for me. Thank you-- and congrats! I'm so happy for your happy news!

The Wizzle said...

I'm so happy for your good news! I hope you taste the sweetness of that blessing for a long, long time. <3

•stephanie• said...

congratulations to myron.
and thanks to you for reminding me about the "fourth watch".
such an important concept.

McMemories said...

I needed to read this today..thank you angie! So happy for your cute family:)

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Tanya Leigh said...

Always inspiring, Angie. So true.

Amanda Jane said...

I agree with everyone else. Very beautifully said.

Jenny Johnson said...

Aw!!! Yeah! I can't imagine how hard it is for your family to not be together so much. This is amazing news. So happy for you!!!!

Kaelene said...

Ang - YAY!! You and your faith are such an inspiration to me! Way to make those prayers heard and answered!
Thanks for sharing!

Kaytie Brown said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! SO happy for you ANG!!