As I sit here tonight I am so tired. I am tired enough that I almost decided not to post for Thankful Thursday. However, whether I am tired or not, I still have so much for which to be thankful. God has so greatly blessed my life. I need to take time to be thankful regardless of how I feel. So, here goes.....
~ I am thankful for a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday spent with my dear family. We were so fortunate this year that we were able to spend time with both our families. Thanksgiving Day was spent with my husbands family -- his parents, brothers and their families. They are local so it was just a nice day of relaxation and time spent together. Oh, and excellent food! My mother-in-law is a caterer so we never lack for great food when we are with them. That night we hopped in the car and took a cruise up to Arkansas to spend a couple of days with my family that gathered from several states. My aunt and uncle hosted us all and we were about 25 in total. My parents, my sisters and their families, another aunt & uncle, several cousins and the newest member of the family, my cousin's 9 week old little boy. Precious does not even begin to describe this dear little guy. And, I cannot leave out my grandmother. My grandma is almost 90 years old and I can't imagine my life without this lady!
~ I am thankful for my warm house and food on my table. It is cold and windy here tonight and as I hear the wind whipping through the trees outside I am so thankful for my sturdy home to keep out the cold.
~ I am thankful for God's word that provides me the strength and comfort and reassurance I have in the Lord.
~ I am thankful for my bed with warm blankets where I can climb in and snuggle up tonight. A place where I can rest and restore my strength tonight so I will be more rested for tomorrow.
And, now that I am almost completed, I'm starting to feel a little better. I'm not feeling quite as tired as I was when I first began this post. Isn't it just amazing how taking the time to thank the Lord and share his blessings changes us and makes us feel better? I pray that as we all share our blessings and thank our Lord this week that we each will be energized and joyful and ready to walk out the door and face the world in a whole new way!
For more Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Grace Alone...!