I am thankful for my husband who is my best friend. He adores me and wants to be with me when we are apart. He is such a good husband and dad. When I am burning the candle at both ends, he always asks if he can help. He is a hard worker and works hard to provide for our family. I feel enormously blessed by God to have him as my soul mate.
I am thankful for fertility and for the blessing of my three children. The love I feel for them is inexpressible. There are definitely days where I want to wring their necks. There are days I want to put a brick on their heads, because they are costing me a fortune in clothes. No matter what happens though, they know I love them. They are truly a gift from God.
I am thankful to still have my mother and to have a good relationship with her. She is such a well of great wisdom and knowledge. I like to call her if I have a cooking question or a shopping question or a whole myriad of other questions. She is still the person I want to call when I am sick. Mom always makes you feel better when you are sick, right?
I am thankful for my in-laws and love them dearly. It is always a joy to be around them. We have fun together and laugh and just plain have good family times. I have known many people who really have rocky relationships with their in-laws so I know how much of a blessing it is. To have your husband's family feel like your family is a true blessing.
I am thankful for newer friendships which are a blessing to me and for older friendships which I hold near and dear to my heart. I am so thankful for friends who are real, friends who are a safe place to fall, and friends whom I like to call "my soul friends". I am so thankful for each and every one.
I have to reluctantly say that I am thankful for my dog, Scout. I will admit that I have a love/hate relationship with my dog. I do love her more than I hate her. Scout is a true marvel to me of how God made her a hunter naturally. How she points and how fast she runs are a true marvel to me. I love to watch her point and chase squirrels or frolic with the deer. She is really fun to watch.
I am thankful for mushrooms. Well, only if that mushroom is mine! I am thankful for our family. I want to be the best wife I can be and the best mom I can be at all times, but it is not always possible. I get burned out or tired or selfish, and I don't do such a good job. But in the end, I want them all to know they were loved and that I am so thankful for them. What a great time to remind everyone how truly thankful we are for them.
I am thankful most of all for Jesus Christ. It is only by His blessing that I have what I have. It is only by His grace and sacrifice that I am here writing this blog to you today. I am a sinner saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and for that I am eternally grateful!
"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift." 2 Corinthians 9:15