Happy Thanksgiving!! We have so much to be thankful for this year. I am also guest posting over at Kir’s Corner on my Proud Mommy Moment. Thank you Kirsten for hosting me today!!!
- 6 half used jars of peanut butter and 8 barely used jars of jelly that are cluttering up the pantry. It means that we have been blessed and my family has enough to eat.
- The fact that I could find no cold medicine for my splitting sinus headache. It means that my family has been healthy this year.
- The radio station that dropped the F-bomb this morning that I quickly changed before my children repeated it. It means I live in a country that celebrates its freedoms and all the men/women who sacrificed their lives to ensure that I have those freedoms.
- The slight feeling of dread at the loud chaos that will take over as 6 adults and 9 children sit down to devour a turkey. It means that I have been blessed with lots of family.
- The chairs that will be empty this year. It means that those that were suffering are now suffering no more. It also means missing someone means loving them.
- The traditional gravy that always makes me gag a little. It means that my mother loves us enough to keep with tradition and its always good for a little ribbing year after year.
- The long and tiring drive to the grocery store for “provisions”. It means that we were blessed enough to find our dream house in the country.
- The fight that will start as I try to chase down my girls and get them dressed to leave. It means that my children have plenty of energy and independence.
- My email box and text messages that are full and running down my cell phone battery. It means I live in a time where technology allows me to reach out and connect with family and friends. It also means that someone out there cares that I get a student loan and have white teeth.
Most of all….I am thankful for:
A God so powerful that He can pluck you from a path, move a mountain and place you on a new path.
A God so compassionate that He provides family and friends to comfort and listen at all the right times.
A God so gentle that He listens to our anger and keeps loving us through it.
A God so jealous that He accepts nothing less that what is best for His children.
A God so tender that even a child can cry out and feel loved.
A God so generous that by simply asking He is able to provide for all your needs.
A God that loves me so much that in my darkest hours He gave me reason to smile, laugh, love and begin to live again.
Thank you to every single one of you who has weathered this year with me and my girls. I am thankful for every message you sent, letter you mailed, story you shared, times you listened and for your love that I felt surrounding us.