I’ve really enjoyed how many of my Facebook friends have been doing the daily posts with what they are thankful for this year. It’s been fun to read, but I just couldn’t get my butt in gear to do it. (I’m also weird in that I don’t like starting things late, so when I missed the first day of the month, I didn’t want to play catch up. See, I told you I was weird!)
So, rather than doing the daily posts, here’s my short list of things that I am thankful for…..I could go on and on all day really.
1. I’m thankful for my relationship with God.
It may sound cheesy to some, but it’s the honest truth. I’m thankful that Jesus made a way for me to know God and to ultimately spend eternity in heaven with Him. There are some days when I really do long for heaven, so I’m thankful there is more to life than just the here and now (although other than the fact that my cute baby isn’t sleeping through the night, life isn’t too shabby).
2. I’m thankful for my husband.
We’ve been married for 9 years and although they haven’t all been roses, I can’t imagine going through them with anyone else. Kevin is patient with me as I continue to learn what this whole wife thing is all about (you’d think I’d have it all figured out by now, right?). I love his goofy and silly side and he balances me out so well most days. I also love seeing him grow into his Daddy role and develop as the leader of our family. He truly is my best friend.
3. I’m thankful for all my children.
I’ve always wanted to be a mother and although Andrew isn’t here with us, I’m thankful that he made me a mom. I’m also thankful for Savannah’s sweet hugs and kisses and for Brady’s cuddles. Though being a mom is the hardest job I’ve had so far, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
4. I’m thankful for my family and friends.
I think I have the greatest family ever. They have seen the good and the bad in me and love me anyway! When I am at my whits end, a visit with my family does the trick every time. There’s just something about being “home” that makes everything better! Our friends have also been wonderful and been an extension of our family.
5. I’m thankful for my church.
We have experienced so much love and encouragement from our local church. They are like family to us and have been with us through loss and grief, new babies, house renovations, and so much more! They inspire us to grow in our relationship with Christ and to really live out what we believe!
I’m thankful for my home.
I’m thankful for my husband’s job.
I’m thankful for our country.
I’m thankful for our troops.
I hope that you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If life has you in a hard place, don’t loose heart. There is sunshine after the rain and no matter what, God is good even if it doesn’t feel like it. I’m so thankful for the truth in this verse!