When I lay my head down at night I am often reminded of the saying, “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for the night before.” This would put me in the mindset to focus on counting my blessings during my prayer time rather than asking God for the things I thought I needed. My family and my husband, Taylor, were always at the top of my list. There was never a day that went by that I took our marriage for granted and it is still a shock that a night came when Taylor was no longer with me to thank God for.

Taylor Always said that if he could ask God one question it would be, Why am I so blessed?” He was a firm believer in approaching life with a positive attitude, often noting that because your attitude is one of the only things you can control you might as well make it a good one. Taylor’s faith and outlook on life has helped me tremendously since his passing. I can’t change what happened, but I can control my attitude toward my new circumstances.

Why am I so Blessed?

  • Because God is good. #WAISB?
  • Because Taylor is enjoying life in heaven in the presence of the Lord. #WAISB?
  • Because I have been saved by grace and will see Taylor again. #WAISB?
  • Because God entrusted me with two beautiful children. #WAISB?

I have learned in the hardest way possible that this life on earth is short and nothing is promised to us except for salvation in heaven through Jesus. When you look at the big picture, our lives here are just a blink of an eye compared to eternity in heaven. When you look at the smaller picture it is important to control your attitude and ask yourself…

Why am I so Blessed?

  • When you get a flat tire…be thankful you have transportation. #WAISB?
  • When you have a trying day at work…be thankful you have a job. #WAISB?
  • When you have to dip into your savings account to replace your roof…be thankful you have a home. #WAISB?
  • When you lose your husband at 32…be thankful for the time you had together and the wisdom he left you with. #WAISB?

In the time since I lost Taylor I have thought of innumerable things I am thankful for and look forward to sharing them with you. It takes a little discipline, but changing your mindset to focus on the good in a bad situation can change your day and your life. I would love to hear from everyone why you are so blessed. #WAISB

Love, Molly

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8 thoughts on “#WAISB?

  1. Molly I am so sorry for your loss. You do him honor with this touching tribute, I’m glad you’re hanging in there and that you have faith to sustain you. What makes me blessed is my heart and mind as well as important people in my life. I feel grateful to understand and relate to others and also my abilities for higher reasoning and critical thinking.

  2. Hey Molly. This is beautifully written. I love hearing how God is moving and working in your life. You have a gift for writing.

  3. Molly, I just learned of your loss a couple of weeks ago. I am so sorry. You may recall my son, L.J. and I had supper with you, Taylor, Margot, Charlotte, Mark and Kathryn last November when we were deer hunting over there. It was the first time I had met the girls. Such a wonderful family. You have written such a loving tribute to Taylor. I am so glad you are a person of great faith and love. I know that God will continue to bless you and the girls for the rest of your lives and you will all be reunited with Taylor in Heaven. I hope we will be able to see you and the girls the next time we visit Mark and Kathryn.

  4. I am so blessed because of the people in my life… the people like you Molly!

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