Friday, November 25, 2011

Beyond T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L

As I write this Thanksgiving post, all is still and quiet in my house.
It's still early, and I have at least an hour or so before my day will actually begin.
I LOVE this time of day. Time to be still and a moment to reflect.
This Thanksgiving, I am once again humbled and overwhelmed by the Lord's abundant mercy and goodness to me!
My heart is so full of gratitude that it feels as if it might BURST!
The Lord has blessed me with four...
beautiful, 
sweet...
...soon to be five...
 HEALTHY babies,
 a giving husband who loves me (and proves it daily),
Attentive parents and
 godly grandparents, 
siblings who are also...
my best friends, 
extended family we LOVE

and ADORE,
Food to fill our bellies and

a stocked pantry.
a church we LOVE, friends we ADMIRE, 
a comfortable home, kind and caring neighbors, 
warm beds, closets full of clothes,  and shoes on our feet.

Seriously y'all...my list could go on and on and on...
As I was preparing to host both of our families for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, a little chorus I often heard my Grandpa sing flooded my mind...
"Thank you, Lord for saving my soul.
Thank you, Lord for making me whole.
Thank you, Lord for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free."
Oh, how I am most grateful for my salvation and my personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
Without Him, I AM and would be NOTHING!
What a truly wonderful day it was.
A day to remember, reflect, and rejoice in what the Lord has done!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!!


























7 comments:

Bethany said...

We had a wonderful time together last night. Yes, we are so blessed with THE best family ever! What a wonderful gift the Lord has given us! Love ya and thankful for you, sis!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful post! Glad you and your family had such a great day!

Courtney said...

What a beautiful post. So wonderful that you could take few moments of quiet reflection.

Celia Jimenez said...

Beautiful, beautiful post!!! I was praying for y'all yesterday...with this being the first holiday without Grandpa! Glad you guys had a great time! Love ya! And your amazing family!!!

Terri said...

Beautiful words and a beautiful family. Love you!!! Blessings!

Melanie said...

Amazingly beautiful post! God is SO good!! I am thankful for your friendship & godly example!
I love ALL of the pictures, each one is pure cuteness! Glad you guys had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!