As you read this post, it is Thanksgiving day. The Mister and I have woken up early to get the turkey in the oven and my house is clean and we are lying around in our pajamas just waiting until around 10AM to heat the food that was prepared late last night.
Hopefully it did not look like this!
As I prepare this post to go up Thanksgiving afternoon I am reminded of the many things that I am grateful for. First and foremost, that I am alive another day and that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior! My life is worth nothing without Him.
I’m grateful for my AMAZING husband who treats me like a princess, even when I’m acting like a brat. I’m grateful that he loves the Lord and that his greatest desire is to do only what God wants him to do. I couldn’t imagine my life without him.
I’m grateful for the restored relationship that I have with my mom and the time that God has given me with her. I’m grateful that she has a relationship with the Lord as well. For many years I worried that I wouldn’t see my mom again in heaven but by God’s grace she surrendered to him 6 years ago and has been trusting Him with her life since. I love that we get to laugh and talk and make memories to share with loved ones in the many years to come.
I’m grateful for the call that God has on my life to be in ministry. I love that God has allowed me to serve the hurting and heartbroken through my own hurts, habits and hang-ups. My imperfections and failures have equipped me to help those in the same situations now. I am grateful that I can be who I am and not have to pretend to be someone I am not. I’m grateful that I serve in a place where no one judges me for my past. I’m grateful that my past does not DEFINE me.
I’m grateful for God’s provision through this past year, for our new home and for all that God continues to provide for us.
I’m grateful for family and friends and the gracious love that both have shown me and my family.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Enjoy your time with family and friends and remember who all your goodness comes from!