Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


How does it happen? A week has passed since I last posted something that I was thankful for! So very thankful for so many things in my life. Today especially, I am thankful that I passed my glucose test and do not have gestational diabetes with Anabelle like I did with Gracelyn! Also, I am thankful for Wayne and my mom......they came and painted my bedroom and it looks great! No more blue! What was I thinking? Anyway, these are a few things I am thankful for!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nov 16

Well, I have missed a few days but be sure that I have been thankful for several things over those days!! ; ) Today, I am so very thankful for a hard working husband and a God who provides generously so that we can pay our bills. We don't have "it all" but we have all we need. So very thankful for the fact that I serve Jehova-Jire.....the Lord provides!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Days 11 and 12

These are weekend dates. These two days, I am thankful that it is the weekend. Thankful that I have a car that gets me to town and back and that I can get groceries and that we got to sleep in and have a big big breakfast. I am thankful for many things but in these days when we are rushing around daily, I am thankful for the slower pace of the weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nov. 10

Today, I am thankful for time. I am thankful that I have help in my home and life. Today, I am thankful that I get a chance to spend some adult time with my mom and sister and that I get the afternoon off! My great mother in law is staying with us for a while (I am thankful for that too) and she is giving me the great gift of time today. I have a little work to do first but then, I am outta here until I meet my mom and sister for a dinner at my moms church! So, thank you dear Lord, for the gift of time!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

thankful #9

Today, I am thankful for stuff! I don't mean this in a worldly sense. I mean it was not long ago when I was fretting over stuff. Stuff I wanted and didn't have and stuff I thought I needed. When we were expecting Gracelyn, we had very little. And, right after she was born, Kevin lost his job and we were on unemployment for the first 6 months of her life. With him bringing in not even enough for our mortgage payment, we still managed to have enough! As I was cleaning house today, I ALMOST began to grumble about all the "stuff" but immediately became convicted by my rotten attitude and thankfully I was able to turn that into a thankful attitude. Thankful that we have MORE than we need or could really ever use!!! God help us to share all that we have with our family and friends and even more so with others who have less than us. Especially as we are focusing on this time of year and then we are about to celebrate Christmas, help us to see the needs of others and not just our wants!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


We are family! Today, I am thankful for my family. There are many struggles within my extended family right now and as odd as it sounds, I am thankful for those struggles too. I am burdened but the struggles are pushing me closer to the Lord and closer to my husband and my own family. You don't get to pick your family and sometimes we joke about that, but considering that I don't always make wise choices, I would probably choose incorrectly anyway! So thankful for a God who in His infinite wisdom chose this family for me. I love you my family!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Today, I am thankful for tears. That might seem strange to some of you, but I am thankful for tears. For me, tears mean many, they meant release of stress. They meant cleansing and they meant joy. By the way, I am NOT bipolar!!! : ) Well, today I might have been! But generally, I am not! But, tears, they are what I am thankful for today!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This is the day the Lord has made!

Today I am thankful for the body of believers at BCLR!!! I love you my church family and am so thankful to be part of this body of Christ......thankful for men who preach the word with passion and in truth!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5

So very thankful for a friendship that is lasting! It has taken work at different times over the years but I believe that anything worth having is worth working for. So, today, I am thankful for all my friends but especially, I am thankful for one in particular. You see, this friend has put up with a lot from me and has taught me so much about how to be a wife and mom. I cherish this friendship and am so thankful that this friend is willing to keep on keeping on with me. Thankful that she loves my Gracelyn girl and thankful that she loves the Lord with a passion that I can only pray comes with age!!!! ;) Becky, I am thankful for you. I love you and I praise the Lord that He saw fit to join our hearts together years ago. I know we are in different seasons of life and I know that friendships come and go but, today I am thankful that we are hanging in there. I love you my friend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4


There are no words to express how thankful I am for this little miracle!!! I begged the Lord for her and HE heard my cry. Gracelyn, you are a joy and a tool of sanctification in my life. You make me laugh and the thought of my life without you makes me cry!!!! I pray that God captures your heart and turns you toward himself! I am thankful for your tender heart and challenged by your brains. I love you so much baby girl and can't wait to see what a helpful big sister you will be to Anabelle Kate. I love you big girl baby girl!!!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3 of Thankfulness

Today, I have struggled. I know that we all do. It seems that I take 1 step forward and two steps back almost daily! But here is what i am thankful for today!

HE remembers that we are dust!

Thank you Lord Jesus that you are a God who condescends and that You know me better thank anyone and you love me anyway!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wed. Nov 2, 2011

Today, I am thankful for a savior who forgives, covers, preserves, and surrounds. Thank you O my Father, for giving us your Son.....

Ps 32
How Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

7..You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Month of Thanksgiving

I start this often but don't always finish it. This year, I am striving to post things that I am thankful for everyday! There are so many things that I find myself thankful for these days but today in particular, I am thankful for my husband.

You see, my husband is patient and long-suffering. He is growing in the Lord and he desires to lead our family well. I am NOT a morning person and I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Let me tell you, he tried to avert the crisis, but I was fired up! But here is the best part......HE CAME BACK! I wouldn't have. I was ugly and harsh. He was walking out the door to go to work and I didn't care.

I knew what had taken place was ugly and sinful and wrong and I did not care! But, he came back. He often comes back! He is a good man and a wonderful husband. I am thankful for many many things, but today, I am thankful for the LOVE of my life and my very best friend!!! Thankful that he is quick to repent and to forgive even when he is only a little bit wrong! I love you, Kevin and thank you for pressing on and fighting for US! You are a wonderful husband, father and friend!