Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Excitement > Jealousy

God is certainly improving my patience.

You know how I can tell?

I am part of an amazing group of women on facebook where all we do all day, everyday is talk about sponsoring children. We all know each other's children by names and where they are from, we pray for each other's children when needed, we share letter writing ideas, we share letter writing materials when we have extras, we encourage each other, and we talk about letters that we receive from our children.

Today, two women posted that they had amazing letter days. One woman received five letters today and another received two first letters.

Instead of being jealous of them and brooding in the fact that I didn't get any letters and haven't gotten any for a long time, I am absolutely thrilled for them. I'm sharing in their excitement and let me tell you, it feels so much better than being jealous.

I am excited to share in the joy and letters.

God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good.


  1. smile

    I got 5 letters this from my boy in Tanzania - 5!!! 3 one day, 2 the next. But they were all so basic and pretty much said the same thing. It was sad to me because they felt forced and like he just had to respond to the letter I sent. We've been sponsoring him for a year now, but I don't know anything about him. So even though I did get mail, I still feel left out.

  2. That sounds like a fun group to be a part of!