Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for in this life! In spite of all of the hardships we face, there is always a reason to rejoice when you know Jesus!

I am thankful for so many things in my life:

My husband…I’m blessed! He’s just a really great person through and through. I am honored to be his bride in the good times and the tough times.

My kids…two little joys! I love each of their personalities for very different reasons and I am so thankful that God is lending me those angels for a while!

My church…I love that people’s lives are being changed all of the time. It’s constantly humbling and motivating at the same time. I can’t believe I GET to do this!

My family and friends…the list is long and beautiful. I am surrounded by people that love and support me for who I am and at the same time help me to grow. What more can you ask for?

My home…I work at a winter overflow homeless shelter, so this is particularily true as I tell 40 people goodnight in one room. I am thankful for my privacy and my comfort level. Even though the value has dropped and the mortgage is a pain, I still have the peace and quiet that I cherish.

My family’s health…I’m glad that my body is working and that my kids and husband are strong. I look forward with great anticaption to Dec. 1 when Delaney gets surgery for her ears and can hear again. I am thankful that her hearing problems are not permanent. I am thankful that a doctor can change her life with a simple procedure.

My parents and in-laws…I am very thankful that I have two sets of extended family that are involved in our lives in a healthy way. My kids know all 4 of their grandparents…both sets have been married for over 40 years! The legacy above us is one of hard working, good people who are committed to doing the right thing. I’m glad that’s in my kid’s DNA!

My life…I was born in America. Even though our country is full of issues, the fact is that just being born here means that we are wealthier, healthier, and have more opportunities than most people in the world. Our job is not to take that lightly and to make something of ourselves given all that we have been given.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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