Happy, Happy Thanksgiving! First and foremost I am so thankful that I have a moment to write down all that I'm thankful for on this most wonderful day. Since having my third little babe I've discovered:
1. your alone time diminishes less and less with each child you have
2. once you have a third child you will HAVE to do at least one load of laundry everyday of your life for the next 18 years. The things you learn, right? And I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have so much to be thankful. We all do, don't we? I mean it's so easy to let the despair, heart ache and stresses of the world sadden my heart. It's easy to focus on all that I don't have and what others seemingly have. It's so easy to wish that I had more material things, to long for the newest, the fanciest, the shiniest. It's so easy to let jealousy trickle into my heart. To focus on my many inadequacies and short comings. It's just. so. easy sometimes.
Thank goodness I serve a God who has overcome this world.
I serve a God who loves, protects and provides for me. Everyday.
So today I give thanks with a most grateful heart. I have a husband who loves and inspires me--I'm so grateful that even after 11.5 years we still dream big. I have three beautiful, healthy children who are teaching me more about life here inside my little home than I could learn anywhere else. I have a mom who continues to be my mentor, counselor and best friend--the older I get the more I realize I need her. I have a family that would drop whatever they're doing to help this girl out--they've shown me this time and time again. I have some incredible friends who bless me more often than I deserve. I am healthy. I have not just a house, but a home. I have the love of Christ rooted so deeply in my heart, I shall want for nothing.
Today and everyday, I will remember to hold these truths in my heart. Happy Day, Happy Life, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.