Well I arrived home from the Super Bowl trip about 3pm yesterday after dropping my sis & bro-in-law at the airport and taking a minor detour to have bfast with my friend Adam who was in town for the game form Indy. It was a long drive home after our crushing loss to the Saints in this years Super Bowl. I was so tempted to feel defeated by the end of the weekend but I found myself reflecting on the weekend as a whole and being grateful.
The Lord has brought my family through many trying times and has certainly delivered us much success and victory in our years. We have so many things to be thankful for, starting with each other. I have a wonderful family, all of whom love the Lord and each other - which is perhaps the greatest blessing anyone could ask for. This weekend, we all got to be together for 4 days. Now that were grown up and spread out, this is rare. So a weekend together was a great gift.
The trip itself was a blast! Minus the last 12 hours or so (after the loss), the whole weekend was really pretty perfect. Filled with friends, family, and life-changing food! I'm not sure I've ever had a brunch or dinner quite like those on Super Bowl Sunday! Loved it. My sisters and I knew from last time to save up lots of room in our bellies for all the delish tables of food that awaited us. We were prepared!
I am left at the end of the loss thinking this...
'Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?' - Job, who lost it all but never lost his faith.
May the name of the Lord always be praised.
Thank you to everyone who lovingly supported my family and I through another great season! We anxiously and hopefully await what the Lord has next for us!