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Friday, February 27, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?


Here is my handsome hubby! (don't ya just love a man in uniform????) See that piece of paper he's holding??? That would be his letter of resignation from the Sheriff's Office. This was a decision he and I prayed long and hard about. It is his life long dream to be on the streets, with lights and siren, running to the next call to save the next citizen. He loves what he does! He IS a natural born police officer....afterall, his dad and grandaddy AND grandfather he never met were all police officers. So why resign?? Family.

Jake was working in Orlando, two hours away from home. The kids and I stayed up here while he went away to work. It tore Jake's heart to hear the kids ask why he had to go back to work. Jake Austin would cry himself to sleep some nights...he would tell me he wished Daddy would have never become a police officer. Jonah, well, he's old enough to understand but not really...he was just sad when Daddy was gone. We all missed him SO much when he was working.

Let's not even go into the LONG hours. And on top of those long hours came late nights driving home. There were times Jake wouldn't crawl into bed until 9am...and that was from getting up at around 11am the PREVIOUS morning.

I missed my hubby, the kids missed him, he missed the kids, he missed his parents, he missed his sleep!!!...we knew he, no, WE belonged here!

So, how does this pertain to Fingerprint Friday??? Faith. We will be seeing God's Fingerprint in EVERYTHING around us for the coming weeks. We are holding tight to our faith that God will all we need!!!! Our God is an AWESOME God! We've seen Him work before in our lives. We are looking forward to what He has in store for us next!

CHEESE!!! :o)
(no make-up and undone hair makes for a BEAUTIFUL pic...don't ya think???)

I almost forgot...go to PamperingBeki's blog to see more Fingerprints!!!


artsyclay said...

Wow, sounds like a very difficult decision. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Happy Fingerprint Friday!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Melissa, you are so blessed with a good man who puts his family before his work!

God will see you through this.

And you're just adorable, with or without makeup. :)

Rosebud Collection said...

My brother was a narc..and let me tell you, it was something else..but God took good care of him. He now owns a restuarant..Yep, quite the change..
God is good.

Rebekah said...

Wow, you both have great faith to take this step, and God will be faithful to you in return!

btw, you're lovely without makeup, you have a great smile :)

littlebird said...

You look great without make up (both of you : )

and in the immortal words of Aretha Franklin
"i say a little prayer for you"

Mel said...

awe inspiring...I know what it's like to take a giant leap of faith! You won't be sorry! Blessings to both of you!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Blessings to you and your family as you take this huge leap of faith. I'll be excited to hear how God leads you, especially since His fingerprints are all over this one!

Jill said...

God will honor this decision, and will bless you for your faith in him.

And I have to agree with everyone else you look beautiful even without makeup on.