There are days when I forget to stop and count all the blessings that God has given me. It's so important to daily look around us and "see what the Lord has done!" I imagine if I did this more I would have less down days, less days that end up being all about me and days that are filled with gratitude and joy...at least I imagine.
I am so grateful to God for all things, good and bad in my life. He has used both joy and heartbreak to draw me unto Him and for that I have been blessed.
My mom surprised me with a 2 weeks visit (she just left Tues). I am thankful that God has given me yet another opportunity to build a relationship with her, to learn from her and just share our adult lives together as friends. Our relationship has not always been wonderful, but I thank God for giving me opportunities to know her and see her as a woman who struggles just like me.
Thank you God for the work that you continue to do in my mom, how you are drawing her unto yourself. I am so proud of her and praise God that she desires to be a woman seeking the one true God.
I am so thankful for the spiritual heritage that I have. For Aunts, Uncles and grandparents who have constantly prayed for me. All you grandmothers out there be encouraged and keep praying for your grandchildren. I believe it was the faithful prayers of my extended family that kept my heart softened toward God as He pursued me.
I am exceedingly grateful for a church family that encourages, loves, admonishes and prays for me. These people God has placed in my life and heart are a real treasure.
Thank you God for the most amazingly wonderful man who watches over me, cherishes me, prays for me, talks with me, comforts me, and loves me with a passion.
I am thankful for a son that has grown into a wonderfully responsible father and husband. Of course I am thankful for my grandchildren! How precious they are!
And last but not least I thank God for my youngest son who continues to amaze me by his passion for music and worship.