Thursday, November 1, 2012
Well it is the season, the season for thankfulness. I got to thinking today how sad it is that alot of times we really only are truly thankful, reflecting on the things we are thankful for during this month. WE should be thankful all throughout the year but how I love this season. A time where we get together with family and are just thankful for what we have been given. This year has been a very different year that I totally expected. I did not expect to have several miscarriages, have health issues, etc... But in all of this I am truly thankful. Do not get me wrong my heart still aches for the little ones lost but I am thankful with all my soul for what I have learned through these trials. I love the family that I have been blessed with and with alot of heartache you realize how much you take for granted. God has given me this family and in stead of looking to the next thing I have learned to live in the moment. I have tried to cherish more of the moments. I have been so richly blessed!!! God is soooooooooo good. He has given me far more than I ever deserved. God sent a young man to me almost 12 years ago who totally changed my life and I know it was all in God's wonderful plan. I am so very thankful he gave Billy to me and those 3 little kids back then. Boy has he done a work in us since then, I am not who I used to be but who the Lord knew I would be. I am thankful I am bought with a price and have been redeemed. I am very thankful the Lord chose me, me of all people, to bless with the 9 children I have. What a true blessing they have all been in my life ,each one for different reasons. Even down to little Jericho, he has not been on this earth long but has sure blessed me in so many ways. I have been blessed with wonderful parents, a wonderful church family , a roof over my head and so much more. I am hoping to carry on this thankfulness throughout the rest of this year and next, not only during this month. WE all too often forget during the mundane things in our lives to just sit back and be thankful. WE all have something to be thankful for if it is only that we were born in the USA, how so well we have it and do not even know it. But the biggest thing if you are a christian that we should be thankful for is that we have been bought by the blood of Jesus, we are a new creation. That no matter what we are going through, what we may be facing the Lord is always the same, he is always there. God is so good! And he is bigger than anything we are facing. So be thankful and if you have not asked the Lord into your life please think about your future and what God has done for you. I hope everyone who reads this has a awsome November and remember to be thankful!!!