Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What am I thankful for?

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 106:1
I am thankful for a God who loves, listens, protects, provides, comforts, inspires, guides, restores, heals, is steadfast and showers down blessings on me:
Health. Strong healthy bodies and hearts, especially my older son's, whose open-heart surgeries changed my heart forever.

My family. I would be lost without my husband. He is my smart, gentle, talented hunk of a Godly man! Our boys are hard workers, kind-hearted and overall awesome kids.

Our home. Our castle at the end of the cul-de-sac is a warm, safe place to grow our kids, weather life's storms and make memories.

Moms. My Mom, Mother-in-law, sister (a new mom) and my many dear Mommy friends. I am thankful for those women who stop what they are doing to sacrifice, love and nurture the little ones. Despite being tired and always giving, I am positive that these women make a wonderful difference in our world.

My sisters. No friend is as loyal or unconditional as a sister and I was lucky enough to get not one, but two! Blessing, blessing!

Jobs. Knowing my husband and I have reliable jobs we enjoy. The blessing of provision!

Sense of humor. My big fat Italian family passed down the blessing of sharing joy and humor. This is an infectious gift because who doesn’t want to laugh and play as much as possible? Cheers to enjoying life! (clink).

Being an Aunt. I love my nephew and praise God that he is healthy and does not have a tail or four paws. Even when he cries he is adorable. Sweeeeet blessing!

A pantry full of food. When so many don’t have enough to eat, we get to chow on whatever and eat whenever our tummy’s grumble. Stuffed blessing!

The Weiner Sisters. Pets that transform into family members bring so much life to a home. And, the kids learn to care for and be responsible for their beloved creatures. Blessing! (woof!)
What are you thankful for?

2 comments:

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

I am thankful for my family, friends and my religion. I love that my husband and I are more in love today than we were 33 years ago when we got married. I also love that my grown children love to spend time with us and with each other. We have a lot of fun and laughter too! My friends are all so unique and giving. They add joy to my life.

Happy Thanksgiving Rose!

Kat said...

We are blessed in so many ways. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Ours sure was!

I'm busy decorating for Christmas, but I'm taking plenty of breaks to visit my blog friends. wink, wink

Hugs,
Kat