Thankful Thursday - March 27, 2008

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Today I am thankful for precious family time and for this beautiful and amazing world that God has created.

Last week we took a family vacation trip to San Antonio. This is a city that I absolutely love to visit. It is full of Texas history and several family oriented theme parks. It was such fun sharing some of my favorite things in San Antonio with my children and to completely enjoy their view of things. A child's insight is so precious!

As we spent many hours outdoors experiencing nature and wildlife I was once again made aware of this amazing world that God created. We toured caverns that are just outside of San Antonio and enjoyed the animals of the oceans at Sea World. As I viewed these sights, I was absolutely awestruck with the wonders of this earth. It was almost like I was seeing them all again for the very first time!

Part of the Easter celebration for me is a renewal of life -- a renewing of my relationship with God and my commitment to Him. As part of this, I notice each year during this time all the changes that occur in nature. As part of spring, we see a renewing of life in nature. The changing of the trees and grass from winter brown to spring time green, the new blooms on the flowers and the new life in the animal kingdom. I am so thankful for this, as well. For me, it serves as a wonderful reminder of all the Lord has done for me in sending his Son to die on the cross so that I may have a new life in Him.

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20 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Hi Melanie,

Neat TT post. I visited there several years ago and thought the caverns were so cool.

Thank you for sharing your heart with me today and for praising our Lord.

maiylah said...

a child's insight is indeed so precious!
that's wonderful that you had a wonderful time with your family! :)
Blessings ...

My Thankful Thursday post

Denise said...

Such an awesome thankful post.

twinklemom said...

That was a beautiful post and I still just loved that picture you used for WFW! Sounds like it was a fantastic trip!

Amy said...

Sounds like had a fab fun, family time is so important :-)

Jenileigh said...

What a beautiful post! Renewal. Its very important! I enjoyed reading this. Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

Karen said...

Wonderful post!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Karen
www.homesteadblogger.com/tagblog

Robyn said...

I used to live in Ft. Worth and we went to San Antonio once. It truly is wonderful down there. I hope you got to go to the Riverwalk. I remember eating some great Mexican food down there!! (Of course, there is no such thing as "bad Mexican food" to me, really :) )

I think it is so appropriate that Easter is in spring when new life is popping up everywhere. What a great picture of what Christ is to us!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Amadis said...

Children are trully a blessing epsally as you watch them grow from running around the house in a costume to getting ready for college they truly are a blessing!

God bless you and your family.

Amadis

BP said...

I love to visit San Antonio too! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Your Wednesday picture is amazing to see. :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Melanie,
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. We went to Anna Ruby falls last spring and the wonders of that cavern were so amazing. God is the supreme designer, isn't He?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the words of encouragement that you left for me.
Happy TT!

Tricia said...

I enjoyed your post, isn't family time wonderful? especially when it is away from home and we can really enjoy them without having to worry about the stuff we have to take care of at home...

Cheryl said...

I am the same way when I get outside! It is so glorious to see what God has done for us. Thanks for your TT post. God Bless~

Shari said...

It's great that you are getting to experience some Springlike weather. San Antonio is a place that I'd love to visit. Ever since I was a teenager I thought it would be neat to see it's canals. But, I haven't been that far south yet.

Jthemilker said...

Isn't it awesome to note the wonders of the world and then think... WOW, wonder what Heaven holds!
Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Don't miss out on my give-away for my blogger-birthday! BTW - LOVE the yellow background, so bright and cheerful!

Rosheeda said...

Sweet!!! I've noticed the beauty of spring more and more lately.How special.

Darlene said...

Great thankful list. Is is amazing what beautiful things that God created for us to enjoy. The beauty around us is wonderful. I think that is one reason I love the beach. When I am there ...I think "God made this just for me". It always makes me feel so special.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!!
Darlene

Tami Boesiger said...

Spring, new life, yep, I get your picture. You're right. It is a great reminder of what Christ has done for us.

eph2810 said...

Oh - San Antonio - that is a city on my list to visit. I have heard so much about it from friends - how much they enjoy it.

I love Spring - for the same reasons you do.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

Blessings to you and yours.

GinaLaughed said...

Thanks for visiting my blog last week. I meant to stop by earlier than this...here it is TT again! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time in SA. Dh and I ♥heart♥ Sea World! We used to have season passes when we lived out in So. Cal.