Friday, January 10, 2014

Giving Thanks 2013

DISCLAIMER:  December 1st started a giant whirlwind of events, I totally forgot to post my November Thanksgiving post... So here it is in January... :/

Again, folks on Facebook posted daily in November what they were thankful for. I posted the ones I did on here last year, and wanted to do it again for posterity. :)

DAY 1: I am thankful for being able to have windows open on this beautiful, crisp day!

DAY 2: I am thankful for a husband who works hard for his family, prays for us daily, and is constantly seeking for how he can 'engage in what the Lord is doing' around him.

DAY 3: I am thankful a church that shares Christ with others. A pastor who preaches the Word clearly and unashamed. A church family that makes this Florida girl feel at home. I really miss being there when I am unable to go.

DAY 4: I am thankful that God knows my future. In times when I have no idea what is going to happen, I know God is in control and I am going to be ok.

DAY 5: I am thankful for the ability to work with kids. Something I have been doing since I was 16. I have tried to 'veer off' and work with 'big people' but something always brings me back to Children's ministry. It makes my heart happy and I walk away every day with something new God has shown me through the kids

DAY 6: I am thankful for the rain. We have such hot, dry summers here. We pray for relief. God is faithful. It may not happen as soon as we like, but it happens. The sound of the rain outside is a sweet reminder of that

DAY 7: Thankful for my job at KidFirst. After nights like I had last night, going to work reminds me to let go of the stuff that brings me down and embrace the 'good stuff'. So I am going to go love and learn with some cuties.

DAY 8: Today I am thankful for my baby girl. Though she is 26 (almost 27!) and having a baby girl of her own, she will ALWAYS be my baby girl. The one who probably has given most of my grey hairs. A very talented, beautiful inside and out young woman, with a big heart, who has grown to be my close friend. We talk daily and that is ok with her. My life is definitely never boring with her in it and I would not trade that for the world.

DAY 9: I am thankful for 2nd chances. We lost Andy for a few months back in 2009. God allowed for healing to happen and we are a family again. Though he may not be the 'nicest' to me (he's such a smart aleck), I am so glad he is with us for now and we get to spend time together. 

DAY 10: I am thankful for my 4yr old Sunday School class. Bralyn, Elizabeth, Caydon, Bradon, Bailey. What a bunch of smart, cute, funny kids! I always leave class with a smile.

DAY 11: I am thankful for my 1st born. Though he had to endure the fact that his parents had no clue what to do since we were so young, I think he turned pretty good. He is a amazing young man who is a lot like his daddy. He will do anything to help out a friend. And his sense of humor always has me laughing. SO glad we get to see him this Friday!

DAY 12: I am thankful for friends who are willing to go out of their way and help me out with a ride, whether it's from the airport ( Tracie Johnson ) or getting to the shop for my car or a ride to work cuz the car is in the shop ( Terri Hammonds ) 

DAY 13: I am thankful for the organization Titus County Cares. They do SOO much good for the community. The people that VOLUNTEER there have such a heart for those in need. Not only their physical needs, but also their spiritual needs. Fred and I are so blessed to be able to work with them

DAY 14: Thankful that God is in control. (I may have used this already, but oh well)
When I have a day completely planned out and then life throws a wrench in it, all I can do is put my hands up and let Him drive. Not an easy task for me but a lesson He keeps teaching me

DAY 15: I am thankful for the opportunity to get together with great friends for the weekend. God has blessed us with couples that have become family. See you soon Colleen , StephenBecky and Tym Caddell !!!

DAY 16: I am thankful for living in an area where there are 'seasons'. I LOVE the colors on the trees this time of year, such a beautiful canvas of God's Creation.

DAY 17: I am thankful for the opportunity we've had to grow a garden. It has been a really fun, learning experience.

DAY 18: I am thankful for the fountain in my front yard. I sit in the living room and love the sound of it, very soothing. IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS 

DAY 19: I am thankful for good night's sleep. It doesn't come often enough, but grateful for when it does. It's going to be a great day, folks!

DAY 20: I am thankful the little things that make my heart happy throughout the day. Right now I hear the windchime in my back porch. Sounds pretty. In a few hours, I will be having my morning coffee with 'Almond Joy' creamer. Yummy goodness. Things that, in the middle of a day that may not be the greatest, helps you stop and think: It's all good. 

DAY 21: I am thankful for our home. A place where I find rest and safety. A place that I go to when the world is bugging me. A place I share with my best friend. A place where my kids can come to for shelter and comfort,if need be. Something not everyone not everyone is blessed with.

DAY 22: I am thankful for the ability to be able to go OUT to eat.. This has been a long week, getting home late and not able to fix dinner. And Fred said the most wonderful thing to me last night "want to go out for dinner?" YES

DAY 23: I am thankful that we have a fireplace. Didn't have an opportunity to have one in Florida and was very excited to find a house with one here.
Today is a wet and cold kinda day and the fireplace will feel really good!

DAY 24: I am thankful that Fred felt compelled to buy a generator years ago. It may come in handy the next couple of days!

DAY 25: I am thankful for the 'Other Nassars'. It makes my heart happy to see Fred and his brother together. (though they can be annoying, lol) I am glad we get to spend time with my Sis-in-Law and my favorite redhead, who is not so little anymore!

DAY 26: I am thankful to have had a little bit of 'girls night out' with these silly gals. Man, I am going to miss you!!  

DAY 27: I am thankful that ___ years ago today, God brought Rachel King Nassar. Hope she has a great day!

DAY 28: I am thankful for a wonderful day. There was collaboration in the kitchen, mom came over and had a nice time, and got to visit with the other Nassars for a bit. 
Life was good today 

DAY 29: I am thankful for Facebook. Not only to keep up with 'old' friends all over the place, but to have a place where I can be entertained by funny people, inspired by wise people (some beyond their years!) challenged to be a better person, reminded of God's Grace, informed of events and things going on here and around the world. It's a fun place to be!

DAY 30: I am thankful for the life God has given me. I can look back at my 48 yrs and see His Hand in all the things I have gone through. Some good, some Great, some not so good, so REALLY bad. He is continually teaching me, molding me, never giving up on me. And for that I am very grateful

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