Thursday, November 24, 2011

I Am Thankful

This Thanksgiving hasn't turned out quite like originally planned. We were supposed to have a family gathering at our house but instead we're spending the morning together just the three of us, and this afternoon we'll be heading over to our neighbors' house for dinner. It's given me some time to ponder what things I am most thankful for this year:
  1. My salvation. Despite all circumstances, I know that my future is secure. And I am so very blessed that my family shares that same faith and future. It makes all things bearable.
  2. My husband. Adam is just right for me. There is no doubt in my mind that God specifically put him in my life at just the right time.
  3. My daughter. She brings so much joy to our life. {And as I type this, she is watching The Grinch, and quoting "Why? Why are you taking the Christmas tree? Why?" Too cute.}
  4. My dad. He's had a rough couple of weeks, and I'm selfishly thankful that God has given him more time on the earth.
  5. My mom. Such a strong, Godly woman.
  6. My sister. No one understands like she does.
  7. My in-laws. Yes, really. I hit the jackpot when I married into this family. They love deeply.
  8. My church. Such an amazing support system!
  9. My pastor. He challenges me each and every week. Even when I think the topic won't apply to me, I always leave knowing that I was filled with knowledge, wisdom and conviction.
  10. My job. I was a victim of the first round of economic layoffs, but I was blessed with an even better job where I am challenged and valued daily.
I could continue, but I think this is a good list to start with today. And besides, I want each of you to spend time being thankful with your own families and friends instead of reading about my thankfulness!

So blessed.

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