Thankful Thursday

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"Thank you, Lord, for the gift of my sweet children."


I know you can't really see their faces in this picture, but it is one of my favorites because it shows how much they enjoy being together. Abby just talking away while Josh listens. On this particular day, they sat and ate their lunch and just talked and talked while Jeff and I sat over to the side enjoying some time where we could talk and enjoy watching the two of them. These two are good buddies and for that I am also thankful. Sure, they do have their moments when they argue, and I'm sure as they get older these times may come more frequently. However, my prayer is that thru all the "growing up stuff", regardless of what is going on, they will always continue to be good buddies and know that they have each other.


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30 Thoughts Shared:

LAURIE said...

Melanie,
Happy TT! What a joy to just sit and spend time with one another. Isn't that all that Christ is asking of us? Thanks for sharing your grateful heart with us tonight! -Laurie

Lynn said...

Oh Melanie,

Just look at these precious kids. I want to squeeze 'em... Great post... Love you girl. Happy TT

Denise said...

Such sweet, sweet blessings my friend.

Grammy said...

Hi Melanie. They are so adorable. And truly a blessing.

Princess Sarah said...

sweet and great kids.Thanks for sharing.

Pia said...

this is so sweet. happy TT, melanie. blessings..

L Harris said...

so sweet.

Mariposa said...

What a very rare moment indeed. As adults, may we be like these children. Happy TT! Mine is up...

Genejosh said...

Wow...great to see that your kids are good buddies..God is so good in your life!

Beth in NC said...

Awwww, that is very sweet!

Joan said...

what a blessing

Christy said...

That is a precious blessing indeed! Happy TT!

Jerralea said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. It's so great when siblings can be friends. After all, the sibling relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships we have.

The picture is adorable!

Jeannie Jo Ann said...

My two children are like this too... enjoy each others company about 98% of the time... What a beautiful picture!

Summer said...

How completely sweet!!! That's so wonderful that they get along so well...

Have a wonderful day...

Laurie Ann said...

What a joy! God has provided you with 2 beautiful kiddos! Happy Thankful Thursday, Melanie.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful picture and post. My brother & I didn't enjoy each other when we were little - it took until we were adults to become friends. To see siblings enjoying each other is such a blessing to watch. I can just picture them being there for each other always! Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

Jennifer said...

Precious picture along with precious memories. God blesses us daily in small ways that we might overlook if we aren't careful. I am still close to my brother to this day, but not so much with my sisters.

Happy TT!

Angela said...

That was a beautiful post and picture..Thank you for sharing.

Erica said...

Precious picture. I adore those kind so much more than portraits in a studio. What a blessing to have a sibling!

Sab said...

That is so sweet. Reminds me of me and my bro when we were little... sigh.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

That IS a sweet picture. I know that's my prayer for my kids too - to remain friends past childhood and be an encouragement to one another.

Amy Bayliss said...

awe... I want my kids to be sweet with each other like that! What's your secret?

Amydeanne said...

your kiddos are so cute Melanie!!

Rita T. said...

Very sweet. Children rate pretty high on the blessing list.

Joyfull said...

Glad that you captured the beauty of the moment and shared with us. They are so cute!

Tracy said...

What a sweet and special moment. So glad you captured this photo. How precious they are such good buddies. = )

Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie...So precious & indeed two blessings to be thankful for and may Josh remain a good listener & Abby know how blessed she is to have her brother & vice a versa!

I think Abby & Josh are following the example set before them by Jeff & you sitting & sharing, enjoying time side by side! Definitely a BIG thanks to You, O LORD, for the friendships of this brother & sister & mom & dad! Keep them forever close & following after you with their hearts close to Yours!

Meredith said...

A perfectly wonderful thing to be thankful for!! They are so sweet sitting together like that. I know you are so proud.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My own two share a special bond (8 & 6). It seems we have something else in common besides our love for Jesus.

Precious.

peace~elaine