Friday, November 28, 2008

Giving thanks....

Thanksgiving was just great, but this year I seemed to be more aware of my blessings. I know I'm thankful, but I realized that I'm not thankful enough. I felt a little guilty because I feel like I take so much for granted. First of all, I'm so thankful to serve a Lord that loves me unconditionally and is always there for me and forgives me, even though I don't deserve it. I'm thankful that He has put an amazing man in my life that I was so blessed to fall in love with and marry. James is an amazing man that loves me for who I am, faults included. I know I take him for granted sometimes, but he will never know how grateful I really am to have him in my life. I am thankful to have one of the smartest and funniest kids I've ever known. She is healthy and happy and I am so fortunate that God felt that I was the best candidate to be her mommy. She gives me so much and I hope some day she will look back and feel the same about me. I am thankful for my parents and my sister and her family. They have all been there for me in the times I needed them most and never really questioned any of my decisions, good or bad, but were supportive. Beyond these people, I have a number of other family members that I am so thankful for. I'm thankful to have a job in which I get to work with good Christian people. I'm thankful for my health. I'm thankful for my church and church family and even more thankful that I get to serve in our church, with my husband, in our ministry of music. I'm thankful to live in America. I could probably sit here all day and name the things that I'm thankful for. Most importanty, I'm thankful that God has made me more aware than ever of all he has done for me, and I'll leave it at that.....
Thanksgiving Eve baking....

James helped with the cookies and I made another sad attempt at a lemon meringue pie on a humid day....just doesn't work.

1 comment:

nonni said...

I'm thankful for my wonderful daughters and the partners they have chosen and my grandgirls. I'm blessed.