I know tomorrow will be filled with lots of activity from the time I get up till the time I go to bed so I am using my quiet time this morning to think about all the things I am thankful for. After the year we have had, I could be bitter and could focus on all of the negatives. I refuse to do that because I know God has used all of the hardships to change me and to change our family. I am learning to let go of things that just don’t matter. I am learning to forgive hurts from the past. I am learning to stop and pray and ask God for help when I start trying to do things on my own.
I am sure I could list over 100 things I am thankful for but I will stick to my top 10 here. 🙂
#1 I am so thankful that our Father loved me so much that He sent His only son here to die for me. I just have to stop sometimes and think about that. He sent His son to die for me. Amazing Grace and Amazing Love!
#3 I have been blessed with three amazing children! Each one is so unique and I love them with all my heart!
#4 After dealing with the hurt and pain of a divorce, I am thankful for my Mom, Dad, and Step-dad. My Mom has always been there for all of us and I’ll never be able to thank her enough. I am also thankful for my husband’s parents. My children are lucky to have 3 grandfathers. 🙂 (Just realized I need more pictures of our parents and children!)
#5 So thankful for my grandparents who loved me and spent time with me. They were examples of how to live and show God’s love. I miss them all so very much!
#6 I am thankful for my two brothers who loved to aggravate me everyday when we were growing up. 🙂 I am also thankful for their families.
#7 I am thankful for two very special cousins. I was so blessed to grow up with them and wish I could see them more. (Just couldn’t resist adding this picture. Love you both!)
#8 I am thankful for all of the wonderful friends I have made over the years. These three have been there for me so many times. Love you bunches!
#9 I am thankful for our home. We came so close to losing it this year. I will no longer complain about things I want to change. I will just be thankful we are still here and will continue to make wonderful memories here.
#10 I am thankful for a healthy family and the wonderful friends I have made through AdvoCare! I love that God brought Kelli and Angie into my life so that I could change myself and my family and help others.