It's kind of been a hard week. I thought he'd be done but Kevin's still working nights again this week (12-hr shift) which complicates the schedule and makes for really long days for me. It's cold, and we can't get out much except for shopping errands which just mean spending money. I've been frustrated and losing my temper lately, and I'm just in need of a good break! But today I set aside all of that and I choose to be thankful. Because that's what God asks of me. "Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thes. 5:16
So today, Lord, I thank you.
Thank you for my beautiful son. I may lose my temper and get so frustrated and wish that he would just go away for a minute so I can do what I need to do. But the truth is, I love him so dearly. And I miss him when he's gone. He's such a joy and blessing that I wouldn't trade for the world.
Thank you for my loving husband. He may not always be there when I need him, but he's there when it matters most. Always. I can count on him. And I can trust him, with my whole heart. He makes me laugh and smile, and what we share together as a family is beautiful.
Thank you for my family. It's hard being away, but it creates such joy and anticipation for when we're home. It adds a special value to pictures, emails, and phone calls. It makes you appreciate the little things all the more.
Thank you for the cold weather. I hate it. BUT it encourages us to stop being so busy busy and just be together as a family, to find warmth and coziness, to relax. To enjoy the simple things like games, books, music... and cookies!
Thank you for the joyful holiday season as we prepare our homes and hearts for the arrival of Christ the King, Your Son! For traditions, symbols, hymns, and a spirit in the air that unites us all.
Thank you for new life. For the child I carry within. For the birth of my friend Amy's baby. For the new life you've created in me every day through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For forgiveness and grace and mercy.
Thank you, my Father. Thank you.
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