Thursday, November 26, 2009


This year there are a lot of things I could dwell on worrying about or being angry about. In fact, there are people who think I should be doing that and, at times, I do....I lose sight of the many blessings I have been given in 2009. So today I'm making a list....

  • I'm thankful for a house we are still living in despite the threat of foreclosure a few months ago.
  • I'm thankful for food on the table when so many are going without.
  • I'm thankful for despression (yes, you heard me right) because through it Jeff and I have learned so much more about each other and are allowing it to draw us closer.
  • I'm thankful for the noise level in my house because it means my children are all healthy and playing and enjoying being together (at least most of the time).
  • I'm thankful for blogs because throught them I have made some new friendships.
  • I'm thankful that God still performs miracles as He did in my friend Jennifer's little boy, Stellan, this past month.
  • I'm thankful that Jeff and I are still married.
  • I'm thankful for worries and concerns that cause me to not sleep because through them I have experienced the most intimate, amazing times with God.
  • I'm thankful for family who continue to support us and love us.
  • I'm thankful for my Bible study group who have challenged my thinking and my way of living over the last few months.

The rest of the family wanted to get in on this "Thanksgiving action" too.....

Jeff is thankful for.....

  • Me (Karlynn) really, that's what he said!

Noah (age 9) is thankful for.....

  • having food
  • having a place to live
  • having clothes that fit
  • just being alive!

Abby (age 8) is thankful for.....

  • having clothes
  • going to school

Joey (age 6) is thankful for....

  • having food
  • having a place to live
  • having clothes
  • having our cat, Oreo
  • having parents
  • having brothers and a sister
  • going to school
  • for my church
  • for Jesus

Eli (age 2) is thankful for......

  • Daddy
  • Mommy
  • Noah
  • Abby
  • Joey
  • Oreo (cat)
  • the bus (he loves watching his siblings get on the bus every morning and looks forward to them coming home every afternoon)

What are you thankful for this year?



I am thankful for :
a warm place to sleep every night
food on the table
Bradley hasn't had any major illnesses
a job
that god continues to provide for us