Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thinking on Thankfulness

Well Thanksgiving got away from me this year and I didn't have a chance to get this posted before then (I was doing the dinner at my house for 17 family members, so I was a little busy).

As thanksgiving comes around every year we are reminded to remember the things we are Thankful for. It is a time to reflect on all God has given us and done for us and a time to turn our eyes upon the things they should be turned to all the time, however we get set in our "lives" and often forget just how much we have to be thankful for. I have so many things and I just wanted to share a few of them with all of you. So here they are, 15 things I am SO thankful for. (This list really could go on for miles...but I though I might loose you if it got much longer than

1.My God! We serve such an awesome and mighty God and I am so proud to call Him MINE!

2.My husband! This could get long describing how wonderful he is, but I will simply leave it at the fact that God knew exactly who my husband would be long before I ever knew and I am so grateful he picked Jon – I couldn’t have dreamt of anyone better!

3.My children…ALL of them! The ones I have right here, that I get to look into their big beautiful blue eyes, kiss their sweet faces and whip the remaining dinner from their lips. As well as the ones who are all ready with Jesus just waiting for me to get there! And of course my precious Israel who is all ready my miracle baby!

4.My sister! God might have made us sisters but we have chosen to be best friends. She is so many things to me and I literally could not imagine my life without her!

5.My family! Everyone of them! Whether they are blood related or not, they are my family and I love each of them so much!

6.My health! I am praising God for my health!

7.Prayer! God has shown himself over and over again simply through the use of prayer and it’s amazing!

8.Flowers! One of my favorite things! Also a reminder of how God thought of me when he was creating the world! He is so thoughtful like that!

9.Laughter! One of my favorite things on earth!

10.Friends! Where would I be without them?

11.Tears! For the good times and the sad, tears are a form of expressing emotion and a powerful one at that. Something happens when you just let go and let it all out.

12.Smiles! It is true that a smile can really change things! Just try it...I dare ya!

13.Creativity! God gave me a spirit of creativity and I love it! I love being creative in so many different ways, something just for fun, sometimes to express something.

14.Music! God knew what he was doing when he created music! He knew we would use it to bring glory to his name and as a way to have an intimate relationship with Him. It is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my Jesus.

15.Photography! I so enjoy capturing that special moment in time and being able to remember it years later as I look back at an old picture. These are one of the many things that tell our "story" for years to come.


Melanie said...

I am SOOOO thankful for you too!!! I can't imagine life without you & I'm so blessed to have you as my best friend.
With love, Melanie

Eric and Jamie said...

What a sweet post~