Thursday, November 22, 2012

Being thankful...

Today, on Thanksgiving, I am thankful for:

The Lord.  The Creator of heaven and earth.  My Shepherd.  The Almighty. Yahweh.
His powerful and crazy love that, through Christ, gave me redemption and freedom and grace and peace and joy.

And that was enough. Beyond enough.  But God has blessed me so much and in so many ways.  God has been teaching me so much about gratitude and how it can change a person.  Being thankful, constantly, brings so much joy and humility.  It makes you think about everything else, before yourself.  And your perspective is so much more...thankful.  So with all of that said....

I'm also thankful for:
*Patrick.  Seriously. He's wonderful.
*Benjamin. My little boy, a momma's boy recently. {joyful music playing}
*Andrew.  Sweeeet baby boy.  He gives the BEST hugs!
*friends who are like family
*family that loves us, despite the distance
*my french press
*cute mugs to drink coffee out of
*electric blankets
*friends that know me SO well.  that's been such a long time coming and God has blessed me so much with incredible friends!!!
*a home.  that has heat and water and love.
*legs that like to run
*did I say coffee?
*homemade chocolate icing
*being able to read my bible and go to church freely
*getting my hair cut and straightened
*water. mainly that I can drink as much as I want.  But also water to take hot showers with.
*food galore. and whenever I want. sometimes however I want.
*the past year of changing and growing and learning.
*a good cry
*a hearty laugh
*this video. you're welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.  What are you thankful for?!?!?

1 comment:

young wife&mom said...

just so you know..I think you are one of the few mothers who seems to really enjoy her kiddos and yet continue to adore, love and respect her husband! you inspire me!