Saturday, October 24, 2009

Love, Handed Down

Bright, cold morning. I'm warm underneath the quilt my great-grandmother made my mother. I'm sleeping under love, handed down.


My new job is going well; thanks to those who've asked. I'm a bundle of nerves as I stay preoccupied with expenses until my first paycheck arrives. (Who works five weeks before getting paid? Oil and gas folks, that's who.) A long commute - three hours driving each day - means I'm crashing on the floor with family until I can afford to make the drive from home. My car's broken down three times now and each day is an exercise in faith. I'm exhausted but hopeful. And so thankful. So, so thankful. A good job in this economy is a blessing only heaven hands out. You see this too, right? How God reached down and arranged dates and people and places so I'd be in just the right place at just the right time for this incredible provision?

He loves us. Oh how He loves us.

I'm living under love, handed down.

20 comments:

Sandi said...

I love this post Brin. So thankful that God provided a good job for you. God is good all the time!

And your love handed down...just beautiful!

I have been lurking in the shadows, but always reading.
Blessings~

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Wow, you blow me away. Finding those places where the love is, digging deep and finding joy in the little things. Those are such important things. Bless you! Becky

Alissa said...

i have been following your blog for some time and just felt the need to comment. i am so happy that you have a good job. it truely is in God's time...btw i love the quilt. what a wonderful gift...plus memories.

Elenka said...

That quilt looks soft....only a softness that years of use will provide.
Good luck to you in your new job. Hope all the details work out.

Cami said...

This is so true! I too am living on the love that God has provided for me.

Kim said...

What a blessing Brin to hear about the job. Our God is so faithful and he always has the best plans for our lives. Sleep tight under that quilt of love and know that all provisions come straight from the Master's hand.

Debi said...

God is good. So glad that things are turning around for you. Your faith and your strength got you here. Bless you, Brin.

Grace =) said...

I love that song! I am so happy you got a job! Congratulations. :)God is so good to us.

Samantha said...

yes...oh how Jesus loves us.

FlowerLady said...

Wonderful post of God's love and provision, and loving comments from your friends.

It makes me want to cry tears of joy and thanksgiving.

FlowerLady

the lady of the house said...

What a blessing Brin! So wonderful about your new job. Love the pics of that quilt! Happy Weekend! (Hugs) The Lady

Lori said...

I love old quilts and I adore this one! There is nothing better than a well loved hand me down ~ especially when it is as beautiful as this one!

scot7 said...

brin,do you still live at wake village? just wondering! loe handed down what a beautiful thought!! bless be!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Amen!!

patientmom said...

Brin, your life is a multitude of lessons in Faith ;)...Thank you for sharing, you give hope that life will turn around for us too...Keep looking to the hills, God will keep showing up..and always right on time.

Blessings to you as you keep walking by faith.

any hope of some Christmas aprons in the near future?

Janera said...

lovely post and a beautiful blanket made of love!

tara said...

we had a sermon on that this past Sunday in a way. It was on Psalm 139 and how God knit us in our mother's wombs and in the message he talked about how a knitting project - be it a blanket or a sweater takes lots of time and love and that when given as a gift ppl know how much love was put into it. And that is how God looks at us. Every bit of our being was 'knit' from the very first cell. I just thought that was a cool example. happy that you are happy in your job. also happy you have a place to crash until you can afford the commute! living under love handed down...it should be my motto! :)

a woman who is said...

Yes He does...
You might enjoy this


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoC1ec-lYps

Cathy said...

I thought your house was close to your work. Did I miss something?

Kathleen Grace said...

Hang in there Brin. There are better days coming.