Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 Days Of Thanksgiving

A trend started in Facebook to post daily 1 thing you are thankful for up until Thanksgiving... I like that. Helps to specifically think of all the blessings God has provided in my life. I thought it would be good to post them here so I can go back and look at them in the years to come

DAY 1: I am thankful for a Savior who loves me in spite of all my faults. If it were according to how 'good' I could be, I would be eternally lost

DAY 2: I am thankful for my husband of 28 years (31yrs of 'dating') He is exactly who I needed. He is a great example of what a Godly man should look like. Makes me want to be a better person. I love our "Fun Fridays With Fred"

DAY 3: I am thankful for friends, near and far. The friendships from Florida that took years to develop into the kind of friends you could call at the last minute for a favor and they wouldn't hesitate a second. And for the ones He has given me here to help me feel 'at home', and look forward to nurturing those friendships into strong bonds

DAY 4: I am thankful that I have the privilege to teach 2-3 yr olds for Sunday School. Each one of them is a sweetie and has stolen my heart! so Thank you Lord for Emily, Ben,Bralyn,Elizabeth, Bella,Bradon,Daxton

DAY 5: I am thankful that the opportunity came for my youngest to come live with us for a while and the opportunity to renew our relationship with him again. God knows my heart's desire and was gracious in giving this to me

DAY 6: I am thankful for a job that I actually miss when I am not there. the schedule is perfect so that I have flexibility to take care of mom. It has given me the fellowship of some amazing ladies, and I get to love on some of the cutest babies in town! I am grateful for Max,Kenley,KT,Allie,Hunter,Noah,Annie,Murphy Kate, and our newest but just as cute, Joe Morris! :)

DAY 7: I am thankful that God is in control, not man. Our hope is in God, not man. I don't know what is going to happen, I have concerns. But I am reminded that is not my job. My job is to share the News that Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. May I be faithful

DAY 8: 1 month from today my baby girl is going to be 26. I am thankful for my beautiful daughter. We have 'knocked' heads, especially during the wonderful teen years. But I love how I can say now she is one of my closest friends. I cannot imagine what my life would be without her in it

DAY9: I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to send us all the way to the little town of Mt Pleasant. We really didn't understand why He would take us away from all we knew, a home and friends we loved, and even our 2 kids. Following God's lead means not always understanding. We are still working on that, but have a peace that this is where we are supposed to be. AND I love this time of year here. So many fun, quaint events happen here that makes for great memories of the holidays!

Day 10:  I am thankful for my other 2 kids, Steven and Savanna. They make it so fun to be a "Titi". I am getting to watch them grow up, no longer little kids, and it fills me with mixed emotions, sad but yet proud and excited to see what God has planned for their lives. 
Yep, they are making me go through parenting all over again, thanks! ;)

DAY 11: I am thankful for the "Other Nassars"... one of the main incentives to move here was to be closer to Tom, Rachel and Grace. So glad to have been given the opportunity to be closer to our family!

DAY 12: I am grateful for our 1st born. We married young and had no clue as to what we were doing! His personality is JUST like his daddy's. He has always been the one who makes me laugh. I love to hear his stories and try to explain to me all the 'techie' stuff he does. He beat us to Texas chasing his dream job, and has made us very proud of how he has taken care of himself. Love my 27 yr old baby boy!

DAY 13: last night was the 2nd night or NO sleep for me, I got hit with a nasty head cold, so honestly, I was struggling with thinking of something to be thankful for. Ok, I had my venting/pity party. I am thankful for my health. I know that I could be SO much worse. Sleep will come, the head cold will go away. Lord willing, these are the worst things I have to deal with.

DAY 14: I am thankful for Tylenol PM !!!!

DAY 15: I am grateful for our wonderful Sparks leaders. for the ones who will bail me out at the last minute, to the ones that keep me on task with awards, for ALL of them who love our Sparks and encourage them to 'hide His words in their hearts'. thank you from the bottom of my heart!

DAY 16: I am thankful for the organization Titus County Cares. they are an amazing NONprofit organization here in town that works very hard to help those in need. Fred and I will be helping today for the last day to sign up for Empty Stocking, the program that will be giving toys to kids next month. I encourage you to look them up and see how YOU can help our community :)

DAY 17: I am thankful for the home God has given us, as I look outside and see how 'frosty' it is! :)

DAY 18: I am thankful for my 2 kitties. Kaya was a gift from Steph almost 10 yrs ago, and Baby is 2, got her shortly after we moved here. They have been enjoying the nice weather out in the backyard, and it's so relaxing just watching them. they bring me joy!

DAY 19: I am thankful for my church and the wonderful worship ministry. I am always touched by the songs, especially yesterday. This is the song, I think it is becoming my life anthem!

DAY 20: I am thankful for Almond Joy coffee creamer. It is very yummy!

DAY 21: I am thankful for the seasons here in NE Texas... I love the different colors on the trees, the crispness in the's nice :)

Thanksgiving Day: I am thankful to get to spend this day with Andy, Fred, Mom and Steve and kids... gonna miss Freddy and Steph, Sara, and the other Nassars, but will have them in my heart today! :)

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