Sunday, October 7, 2007

Being Thankful

Over the last few days, things have been hard. My husband and I know that God is stretching us and that He has a plan, we just don't know all the details. But, going through things like this makes you realize what is important and what you have to be truly thankful for.
I came up with a Top Ten:
1. A husband that understands it is more important for me to be at home for the kids than to be working outside the home for more money.
2. A son who is a beam of light in a sometimes dingy world. Jonathon loves life and enjoys every minute of it. I guess Mom could learn a thing or two!
3. A daughter, Grace, who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Today she wanted to take a walk so we could talk like me and Cindy do in the mornings.
4. A daughter, Ella, who needs me. She uses this phrase as an excuse to not do things, but I know she really needs me, and it touches my heart.
5. Friends who love me and know me well enough to see through the "everything is fine" face I put on. It is easier to talk about it if someone else starts.
6. A dad who always took my side and loves me so much that he understands why I have to live so many miles away.
7. A mom who has become one of my best friends. I never understood what being a mom meant until I became one and now I know how much mine loves me.
8. A house to raise my family in. God gave us our house. No question about it.
9. A church that is exactly where God wants us to be.
10. My Lord and Savior- He gave all for me, someone so unworthy!