Jesus! He's there for me; I can't imagine my life without Him!
He gave me something real!
Life is painful at times, the heart is bruised - but God is still good.
I want to love Him more!
The blessing of my family - all 16 of us:
my parents, three precious siblings - my brother and two sisters,
two brothers and a sister through marriage,
and seven little people to love on.
I have found that my dearest friends also are family.
Life is made sweeter by ALL my family and friends.
I can't count the special moments with so many dear ones.
My needs are provided, abundantly!
God has blessed me with what I would call "material" necessities -
a home, job, car, food, clothes, shoes, and the list goes on and on.
In addition, He has given me many of my wants and dreams.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
I would like to give thanks always for all things;
however, I have to confess that I fail at this - often.
That's where the mercy comes in...
on this Thanksgiving day,
I am grateful.
staying awake while driving
outreaches, honoring elders
having friends to care
church family who works together
plastic gloves! (pulling out plates adventure)
rented lens arrived (problems later - ugh)
clothes that do not need alterations!
relaxing at my house! i love coming home!
a short workday (less than 3 hours)
no more auditors at work
photo ideas and inspiration - Pinterest!
using gas rewards cards
receiving wonderful customer service on lens rental
little debbie christmas tree cakes - i love!
sharing the driver's seat role for a change
finding an item on sale
coordinating with texting :)
curling up in a chair
staying up late, couch time (not a good idea later!)
sweet hugs after 4am
my sister Andrea - sharing her birthday
Daniel - helping share the wedding photoshoot work
my sister Allison - offering to teach Sunday School class
overnight lens shipment arriving just when needed, and it worked (thankful for answered prayers)
surviving the wedding shoot - nerves, stress, little sleep didn't help
headache going away
for my granny's cooking
someone else driving so I could sleep
feeling okay about memories captured
sleeping in my bed again
prayers that can overcome stumbling blocks
He never sleeps!
His word is forever settled in Heaven!
staying awake in church
seeing God work
He'll keep you through the fire!
He did not start what He can't complete!
help with sadness
clean sink without dishes,
leaving work around lunch time,
reading sweet words in a card,
fast food treats,
solving a car light,
spending time with family,
compassion for failures.