I am thankful for the peace God gives me even in the midst of our trials. Financially things have been a struggle for quite a while, and our van is on its last leg, (pray God opens the door for a new one really soon), no AC in teh van, Central Air out at home, and on the list goes, but through it all God has given me peace and strength to praise Him no matter what I face in this life. This world is not my home, I'm just passing through. Like Phl 3:14 states: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (KJV) My husband and I have sung the song titled He's In The Midst a few times and that is how my heart feels today. No matter what I want to be thankful.
I am again thankful for God's faithfulness and for being a prayer answering God. I am so happy He has heard the many prayers that have gone up not just from us, but from our daughter and son in law, friends and other family members. We are so excited for them and for us that we will be grandparents early next year! God is just so awesome!!
I am thankful for my boys, Daniel-11 and Caleb-7. There are many days when I think they suspect mom may be troubled or worried about things and they just give me a hug and tell me they love me. They don't usually ask questions, they just hug me and *kiss* me and say "I love you mom"! They don't realize the impact that has on me, how much it makes me rejoice that they are there for me. They freely give their love, especially if they think mom may be sad.
I am thankful for Joanna a.k.a "Squirt" and her precious love and smiles. She always has a hug and smile for me when I come home from work, no matter how hard or stressful my day at work, she smiles and puts a smile on my face.
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