Giving Thanks

Wow… I’ve allowed an entire month to go by without posting anything! This month has been very full and busy… we moved furniture from Fort Myers, had a yard sale, rearranged our entire house, celebrated Elliot’s 4th Birthday at Disney World, and hosted Thanksgiving dinner! Between all of this we’ve battled several viruses, an eye ulcer (Carolyn), and Ian was fighting bronchitis most of the month. Whew! Even with all this busyness, we are still ever so thankful for the abundance of blessings in our lives. I would like to list a few here…

-My Lord and Savior, Jesus…
-My husband, Ian
-Our four beautiful children, Jonas, Evelyn, Elliot, Joy Elizabeth
-The privilege of staying home and home schooling our kids
-Our health
-Roof over our heads and all of our needs more than met and provided for
-Grandparents who love and cherish their grandchildren
-A Great Grandmother who adores her great-grandchildren (We love Dee-Dee!)

There are many other items to be thankful for, but one question, no matter how long your list, is who are you thankful to? We found a poem to recite for Thanksgiving Day that answers the question.

We Thank Thee

For mother—love and father–care,
For brothers strong and sisters fair,
For love at home and here each day,
For guidance lest we go astray,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For ev’rything His goodness sends,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.
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A scripture we are memorizing in our home is, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. May we seek to truly rejoice always, pray continuously, and be thankful no matter what our circumstances are… when we do this, our hearts are aligned and we find ourselves with a different perspective regardless of the turmoil or situation we are in. Our Father in Heaven is so good, and I thank HIM!

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