Saturday, November 22, 2008


Thanksgiving will be here in less than a week, so Thankfulness, and what I'm Thankful for has been on mind a little more. That's probable a very good thing, because I'm not near as Thankful as I should be. What follows is a short list of things / people I'm Thankful for. Here goes:

  • Salvation
  • God's love, mercy, and grace
  • The Bible being freely available
  • Church being legal (and in our case a whole lot of fun)
  • Chad
  • Clayton
  • Chad's health returning to a much more normal place(there are still rough minutes, but that just grows my patience)
  • Our house (it's small, but so it the payment on the place)
  • Clayton's red hair (it's a mommy thing)
  • Mom, she's my friend now that I'm all growed up, and I love that
  • Dad, he's always constant, and has the right answer for EVERYTHING!
  • Jesse, a baby brother that's the funniest person in the whole world
  • Amy, Jesse's wife, and we all know she deserves a medal for that
  • Grandparents, all of mine are still alive, and that's a blessing. I don't see them as much as I need too, but I think about, and pray for them everyday(Love Ya G.)
  • Chad's parents, they helped make him into the man he is today
  • Chad's sister, she's just a cutie, and a whole lot of fun, it's fun to see the world through 17 year old eyes, now that I can enjoy it
  • A family without drama
  • Answered prayers, there are so many just for this year alone
  • Calvary Baptist, they are great to us, love us, provide well for our family, and seem to actually enjoy having us there(it may all be an act, I would get tired of us too :P)
  • USA, it's not everything that I would make, but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, we have the freedom to love and worship our God as we see fit, not as the government tells us. That may change one day, but for now I think we should be thankful for that, and live our lives like we are thankful.
  • Dt. Mountain Dew
  • Starbucks
  • Medtronic Insulin Pump 922(that's a Chad and Nikki thing)
  • Internet, and blogs (I'm addicted)
  • Whose Wedding Is It Anyway
  • Pampers (not any other brand, I promise you I have tried many) and Walmart generic infant formula ( I know it makes no sense to be brand specific on one, and not the other but I like what I like)
  • Christmas
  • 12/26 (the day after)
  • Boots
  • Clayton's teeth, crawling, cruising, pulling up, eating, drinking, smiling, laughing, shaking his head no, jabbering, dada, mama, hey, mischief, dimples(I am thankful for everything that boy does, he is an answer to a very specific prayer, and we love him)
  • A great job that's fun, and also pays well
  • Life in general
I have a great life, that I wouldn't change at all. God has blessed me with more than I ever deserve, because I don't deserve anything but Hell. But, He chose to save me by His grace and love. Then He gave me "Handfuls on Purpose" of Chad, Clayton, family that is close to sane, many material things that I don't need, and soooooooooooo much more. There is no way for me to truly express my thankfulness to my Lord, and to those that I love. This is my feeble attempt.


Mrs. Julie Fink said...

So nice to meet a "thankful girl". May God bless you with a good week!