Sunday, November 30, 2008

A true Thanksgiving

A I am struggling with Elijah's delivery date approaching... and just have gone through Thanksgiving, I decided that I was going to make a list of the things that I am "TRULY" thankful for not just this weekend...but "ALL DAY..EVERYDAY".
That way when December 29th comes...I can reflect and get a true perspective of what is important.

Sorry this entry is more for me to organize my thoughts.

Things that I am truly thankful for:
*God's unconditional, never-ending grace, mercy and love.
*My salvation through Jesus
*Children laughing: the kind that makes your belly sore and makes you have tears roll down your face.
*Dandelions-I know they are a weed but I love them.
*Big chunky snowflakes that take minutes to fall to the ground.
*The smell of rain approaching.
*The sight of the Colorado mountains
*Snuggling with my children on a cold Saturday morning and watching cartoons.
*Being here for the little accomplishments that my kids do and seeing the happiness in their faces when I cheer them on.
*God allowing me to conceive my four children
*A warm, safe and loving home
*Food for our family to fill their bellies
*Having long heart-to-heart talks with my daughter "M"
*When my son "I" is crying, once in my harms he stops and lays his head on my shoulder
*Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights
*Having a loving husband who has stuck with our marriage on this crazy road we are on
*Our pound puppy Shadow
*A bubble bath...alone
*Fountain Mt. Dew
*Good, true friends
*God's word reaching out to me everyday and providing for my needs

Psalm 147
1 Praise the LORD. [a]
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.

3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.

5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.

6 The LORD sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
make music to our God on the harp.

8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.

1 comment:

in.luv.with.m said...

I'll be praying that you will have peace in the weeks and days leading up to his birthday.