Thankful Thursday

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I have so many "thankful thoughts" running thru my head this evening as I sit down to type out this post. It's been a month of blessings, of learning, of listening. I've sat here and tried to pull them all together into some sort of post to share with you what they all mean to me, but alas, the words just aren't coming this evening. :) So, here they are in bullet points (I know.... not as creatively "pretty", but I don't think God will mind).....

* I have been so blessed by the husband God gave to me. He is patient with me, he is kind (even when I am not), he loves me and he loves me exactly the way that I am.

* My children are right up there at the top of the list with my husband. I just can't imagine my life without these two sweet little people in my life. My son so full of laughter and hugs. My daughter so sweet and silly.

* I am thankful for my parents. They taught me from an early age about God and were a living example to me in how I should live my life for Him. As I look back over my "growing up years" I see so many ways in which they taught me and my sisters what was truly important in life and taught us how to rely fully on God in everything. And, they taught us this consistently. No hit or miss based on whether life was easy or life was difficult. God was our direction through thick and thin and, because of this, I was witness to the many ways in which God provides in all types of circumstances.

* I am so thankful for the ways in which the Lord has been teaching me that I just can't do everything myself. This actually has been something that I have been dealing with for awhile now... this realization that I'm not superwoman and, therefore, should not expect myself to be able to do everything myself. Lately it just seems that I've received some gently prods and guidance from God in this area. And, just like He always does, He has shown me ways to let go and let someone else do it, or just completely let it go (yes, there are things I worry about that are just not priorities... sigh).

* I am thankful for spring. I love this time of year as the earth just seems to come to life... new flowers and new leaves all so fresh and green and brightly colored, new life in the animal kingdom, sunshine and warmer weather.

* I am thankful for the new life I have in Christ. I am so thankful for the gift He gave us as He sacrificed His life so that we might live. I can't even begin to put into words what I feel as I think about this gift.... a gift that I'm sure I don't even fully comprehend even as I sit and type these words.


As we all celebrate the new life we have in Christ in the days to come, I pray that none of would take lightly what we have been given and that we would move forward with a new and fresh commitment to live our lives fully for our Lord and Saviour!



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23 Thoughts Shared:

Amydeanne said...

Great Thankfuls today! some that i needed to read!

Happy Easter Mel! :)

Denise said...

Amen, such beautiful blessings.

LAURIE said...

Oh what a wonderful list of thanks this week for TT! Life is a continual learning lesson isn't it Melanie? Praise God that He is molding and making us. Happy TT! -Laurie

Serendipity said...

A wonderful thankful list! What a blessing to have a loving family! Remain blessed!

somethingaboutparenting said...

Yes, you are blessed. Happy Easter.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: AboutParenting

Angela said...

Wonderful thankfilled post,,,,and I love how the Lord has been ministering to your heart.

Beth in NC said...

That is a beautiful list Melanie. And what a blessing to have parents who raised you to love and serve Jesus. That is such a wonderful gift.

Happy TT!
Beth

FromThe Creek said...

Thanks for sharing today!

bp said...

I always enjoy your thankful posts, Melanie. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed weekend!

Bethany

Mary said...

I say amen to all! God is so good and so faithful. Thanks for sharing today. Blessings on your Easter weekend. Mary

June said...

Great list of thankfuls. I am thrilled to have a fellow blogger who has little sisters.
Keep in touch.

June

Bonnie said...

I hear you on the superwoman part. Isn't that who we're all supposed to be? Do it all, take care of it - get it done "right." It's amazing - and humbling - when God puts that in front of us and says "enough." It's a tough place to be and a tough thing to let go. Praise God you have a willing heart to hear Him and allow Him to show you the way in which you should go. Have a blessed Easter and thank you for sharing your list!

Laurie Ann said...

Great list of thankfuls, Melanie! I am thankful for you and how you bless my heart through your posts. Happy Thankful Thursday, and Happy Easter to you.

Darlene said...

Wonderful list of thanks! I can't believe it is alreayd Spring time. The months are flying by so fast!
Happy TT!

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie
Such a beautiful thankful list! I am so glad that God has blessed you with a wonderful husband and children, and what a wonderful blessing to have such Godly parents that you have a wonderful relationship with...

I too am so thankful for my salvation and the gift of new life in Christ! What a wonderful gift that He has given us, and you are so right, we really can not comprehend the "greatness" of that gift...

Blessings!

Michele Williams said...

You are such a blessing! Such a great Thankful post. Thank you for sharing.. God bless you...

LisaShaw said...

Beautifully written/expressed. The Lord bless you and your precious family.

Beth E. said...

Awesome post, Melanie, and beautifully written. I just want you to know that YOU are a blessing to ME. I am very thankful for your friendship!

Blessings...
Beth E.

Rita T. said...

New life in Christ has got to be the greatest thing ever. Have a blessed Easter!

MiLeT said...

too many blessing to be thankful for. thanks for visiting my TT @ www.lupusurvivor.com!

shopannies said...

lovely

DeeDee said...

so much to be thankful for...
great list today
Happy TT
and have a Happy Easter :)

God Chaser said...

what a lovely list of thanks. Have a wonderful Resurrection Day

Thankful for my new life in Christ
Willnette