I believe that being thankful for the good things in my life is a given. My husband, my daughter, my family, my friends, my home and my memories of a happy childhood are all gifts from God. I also believe that being thankful for the hard things, the bad things, the things that hurt, eases that hurt. I have tried to live in gratitude this year since Mum passed away. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has taught me that my God is ever-present and sends reminders when I need them most. The delays that drove me crazy. The weight on my shoulders that threatened to pull me under at times. The exhaustion. All of it served its purpose. Had they not occurred, had I plunged ahead and not listened to the God-speak in my heart that said “just wait awhile” more times than I wanted to hear it, I believe that my brother would not be in the good place that he is. The timing of everything this year has truly been God at work. We would not have met the earthly angels that continue to bless us. Andy and I are sharing Thanksgiving at the home of some of these angels who knew that it would be too much for me after these last 5+ weeks of moving Howard and closing up the family home in Pennsylvania. I am blessed, I am thankful. These simple words are simply inadequate! My prayer is that I have given back at least a portion of what I have received. Have a blessed thanksgiving every day of the year, my friends.
- Follow Thoughts, Socks and Jots on WordPress.com
Kris on Relief Comes at a Steep P… benjan29 on Confessions of a Button F… sarah on Confessions of a Button F… benjan29 on Confessions of a Button F… Tamby on Confessions of a Button F…
People With Good Taste
TagsAdvent Antler Betty Boop Cameras Candy canes Car cats chocolate Christian Christianity Christmas Christmas and holiday season Christmas Apparel Christmas lights Christmas Socks Christmas tree Church Cold comfort Concert Confusion death Decorating faith Friday the thirteenth Gingerbread God good luck Grief Health Hearts Ho ho ho Holiday Holidays humor Hurry inspiration Joy jury duty life Love mother mourning my mother New Year parking garage Peace Peanuts Penguins poetry prayer Recreation reindeer Rudolph Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sadness Santa Santa Paws Sled Sledding Sleep Snoopy Snow Snowflakes Snowman Snowmen society Sock socks Sunday superstition tradition Valentine Valentine's Day Winter sport
- 2,103 hits