Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge: days 12-14

Days 12 - 14:  I am thankful for hot coffee with peppermint mocha creamer, warm coats and mittens on cold mornings.  I am thankful my kids still want me to walk out to the bus stop with them.  I am thankful for dear friends who listen to me, pray with me, and love me for me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge: Days 10 and 11

Day 10:  I am thankful for Eagle Brook.....for the opportunity to worship with my husband and oldest son....for the relevant, life-changing messages that we hear every week....for the kids' programs that my children can't wait to go to....and for the reminders to remember what is most important in life that I get at just the right moment.

Day 11:  I am thankful for all the men and women who serve our country faithfully and for their families that are left at home.  I will never fully understand the sacrifices you all make so I can have my freedom --- but I will always be thankful.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge: Days 7-9

Day 7:  I am thankful to be working in a career where I can positively impact my clients' lives everyday.  At times they let me into their private struggles and emotional pain and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Other times, I am there to celebrate the most exciting times in their lives.  So incredibly thankful.

Day 8:  I am thankful that even when money is tight, I am able to feed my family nutritious food.  We are not starving....even though my kids will argue that sometimes they are.  :)  We are able to eat 3 meals a day and snacks in between.  So much of the world cannot say that.....I am thankful.

Day 9:  I am thankful for water -- clean water -- that I can get from any faucet in my house.  I don't worry about walking miles to get water.  I don't worry about my kids getting sick or even dying from contaminated water.  Parents in many areas of the world do have those worries every moment of every day.  I am thankful.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge: Day 6

I am thankful for so many things today.  First, I'm thankful for the men and women who have fought so hard over the years -- some losing their lives -- so I can have the, vote.  I get to have input in how this country is run.  How amazing is that?!?!?!

Most importantly, I'm beyond thankful that, no matter what the outcome of this presidential election is, God is still God.....unchanging, all-knowing, and still "in charge".  I put my hope and trust in that.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge: Days 4 and 5

Day 4:  I am thankful for my home.  We may not own it but I am thankful we are able to rent it and have a comfortable place to enjoy our family.  I am thankful for the space we have because in so many countries it would be considered a luxury.  I.Am.Thankful.

Day 5:  I am thankful for veggie noodles that up the nutritional value of my lasagna casserole!  Seriously!  I am even MORE thankful that my kids LOVE them!  hahaha  This challenge never specified that you had to be thankful for something serious and deep each day!  :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 day Thanksgiving challenge: Days 1-3

I have seen a thankfulness challenge going around Facebook so I figured it was perfect timing for me to participate.  Focusing everyday on something I am thankful for is exactly what I need.  Some posts may have pictures....some may not.  I would love to hear what others are thankful for as well --- please feel free to leave it in the comments section.

Day 1:  I am eternally thankful for the personal relationship I have with Jesus Christ.  He is ALWAYS there for me.  There have been many nights that I am awake at 2:00 am unable to sleep.  Being able to use that time for sweet moments with the Lord gives me a peace that is unexplainable.

Day 2:  I am thankful for the blessing of being a mom.  The responsibility is overwhelming at times but the blessings are infinite.

Day 3:  I am thankful for my parents who willingly take care of my children while I'm at work.  They pour themselves into their grandchildren.  They are prayer warriors and share Jesus' love in all they do.