Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Faith, Family, & Friends... My 24 days of Thankfulness.

I wrote this list as a daily post on my personal facebook.  Each day I contemplated on what I was thankful for.  Some days it was easy, others were hard.  I started on November 1st. 

Here is my thankful list:
Day #1~ Thankful for my wonderful husband!!
Day #2~ I am thankful for our three children, each one individual & different, but each one I am so proud of & love dearly! I am blessed to be your mother. Josh, Nathan, & Liz, I love you!
Day #3~ I'm thankful for my two daughters~in~love! You are both special to me! Love you Jamie & Jessica!!
Day #4~ I am thankful for Jesus, not just a great teacher, but a Savior.
Day #5~ I am thankful for God's creation, earth! We enjoyed a few hours at the beach today. It was chilly & rainy, but still awesome!
Day #6~ I am thankful for all the troops that fight for our freedom. Thank you Barb, Mike, Colby, and everyone for serving our great country!
Day #7~Today is Nathaniel's birthday, so today I am thankful for him being born 26 years ago. Than, you bring me a joy that you can't understand in just being you, dear son. I love you more than you know. xxxooo Mom
Day # 8~ I am thankful for my wonderful friends, old & new! And that doesn't mean they are OLD, just old friends! LOL!
Day #9~ I am thankful for God's gift of talent. Each of us have them, but some don't think they do. Take time to discover yours...
Day #10~ Today I am thankful for the senses...hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Thank you, God..."I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made".
Day #11~ I am thankful for Veterans Day & honoring those who have served, are serving, and have died for this great country. I am so proud of my sister, Barb, who is training to leave for Afghanistan in a few weeks. I continue to pray for her safety & others serving to protect our freedom, as well as the families they leave behind. God bless America!
Day #12~I am thankful for the two little babies that will join our family in May {April?} making me a grandma. I am soooo excited to meet them, love them, & spoil them!! ;-)
 Day #13~ I am thankful for the home we live in. Tom & I are enjoying making it our own.
Day # 14~I am thankful that I have learned something from all the hard times in my life. Sometimes we are able to help others from what we have learned. If life was perfect all the time, we wouldn't have the opportunity to grow. Not only that, this would be heaven...
Day #15~ Today I am thankful for music & the ability to sing. It brings joy to my heart & soul.
Day #16~ Today I am thankful for the seasons in Oregon. I love fall & all the beautiful colors, the morning mist {or fog!}, and crispness in the air. God gives us such beauty to enjoy!
Day #17~ Today I am thankful for God answering even my smallest, insignificant prayers. I love it when I see an answer when I had forgotten the prayer. How many times do we forget what we have pleaded for after the prayer has been fulfilled?
Day #18~ So thankful for spending a fun day with my hubby; maybe more fun for me than him, but he was a trooper going to a couple of vintage/craft shows, as well as getting Christmas lights for our new home. He even pointed out a sign for a craft show when we were headed to Eugene! That is a really cool husband I have!!
Day # 19~ Today I am thankful that we don't have slippery, snowy roads. Sorry, Central Oregon, I don't miss the snow/ice!
Day #20~ Today I am thankful for modern healthcare. Not only does it provide jobs for several members of my family, but it is there when we need it. I wish that it was true for everyone in this world.
 Day #21~ I am thankful for our little dog, Sophie. She is a wonderful companion. She keeps me company when I would have been alone. Thank you, Tom, for bringing her into our lives.
Day #22~ I am thankful for extended family members near & dear to my heart. Some may be far away, but my thoughts & prayers are with them daily.
 Day #23~ Today I am thankful for my sweet dear sister~in~love, Kathy! Just knowing she cares & is there for me is such a huge blessing in my life! Love you, Sis!
Day #24~ I am thankful for today because Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what blessings we have in this life, in this country, and this world that God created.  We don't always get everything we want, but we should be thankful for what we have.  
    Psalm 100 "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." (KJV) 
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Everyone!  

1 comment:

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Cindy,
I just love your post! It's wonderful to really stop and reflect on things, big and small that we should be thankful for.We truly are blessed.
I am thankful for YOU, my friend!See you soon!