Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday


There are many things I am grateful for at this time. No, everything in my life is not perfect, and not everything is the way I want it to be, but expressing gratitude is one step I sometimes take that lifts my mood when I am feeling down. Perhaps I will start keeping a gratitude journal.


Today, I am grateful for...


My mother - Her surgery was successful, and though we had a rough patch and thought we might lose her - the Lord saw fit to save her. She will undergo chemo for the first time in about ten days. I love my mom, and I want her to have the quality of life she enjoys, and God is extending His hand to us.


My husband - though we rarely see eye-to-eye lately. He loves me, though it doesn't always seem like it, but we are learning to see the positive things in each other.


My children - My oldest step-daughter is going through a rough time, and I am thankful I can be there as something sturdy she can count on. My twins have both been sick, but God's healing hand has come, and they are on the mend.


South Houston Bible Institute - I take a class through SHBI which brings me closer to God as I study. I'm grateful that they can provide tuition-free courses with an academically respectable curriculum. I am currently enrolled in a class on Old Testament Prophets.


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17 comments:

  1. Bless you, I will be praying for your mom.

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  2. A gratitude journal is an awesome idea! I've done that in hard times, and it always blesses me. Thank you for sharing your heart today.

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  3. God bless your Mom and your step-daughter. I pray they will both feel His love and peace.

    Have a wonderful TT!
    Beth

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  4. those are blessings you surely should be grateful for...

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  5. Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

    (((HUGS)))

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  6. Even when times are tough, we can always find something to be grateful for. Before I went to sleep last night I was crying for someone I miss so much. Yet I am so thankful to have been loved by him. And to be surrounded by so much love in my daily life. You gotta get up & keep moving. Look for the flowers instead of the weeds! Healing thoughts for your mom,step-daughter & twins and hugs to you!

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  7. A great TT list and I will be praying for your mom!

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  8. Awesome list of blessings. I am praying for your mother. In our family we say all the time, "Our God is bigger than cancer!" Praying for His healing for her and for her quality of life to be restored. Blessings & Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  9. Sometimes looking for our blessings in tough times is the best way. BIG HUGS

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  10. I love the idea of a gratitude journal! I am glad that your mom made it through surgery and the Lord's hand is upon her.

    I said a prayer for your mom and your step-daughter (I have 2 of them). God is in control of all things. He is so faithful and so good to us, isn't He?

    Happy TT!

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  11. You're such an appreciative person. I love that. I haven't stopped by in a while but I am so relieved to hear about your mom.

    <3 stay positive xoxo

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  12. Glad the surgery was a success...happy thoughts your way...

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  13. You are one heck of a woman and everyone should be thankful to have you.

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  14. Those are some wonderful things to be thankful for! God has certainly laid a healing hand on your family, physically & emotionally.

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  15. I hope your mums first chemo treatment goes well.

    I love the idea of a gratitude journal. Today I am thankful for my wonderful husband that took Lillee to school and picked her up so I didn't have to do it.

    Instead I did the cleaning and had some ME time.

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  16. Today I'm thankful for all my bloggie friends. They keep me going on the bad days.

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