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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Thankful Heart

This is me on Thanksgiving Day when I was four.
Back in 1982!

Am I not just the perfect little Pilgrim?
Hee Hee...
My Grandmother made holidays so special.
It's easy to see why I love making them fun and memorable for my boys.

With only one week before Thanksgiving, I want to tell you what I'm thankful for. There are so many blessings in my life. In the everyday hustle and bustle they are easily taken for granted. It's so perfect that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, because I think a thankful heart is one of the best ways to prepare for Advent. Nothing can set our minds on what's important better than thanking God for all He's given us!

So, here's just a few reasons why I feel blessed...

1. My health-I'm perfectly healthy and I am able to play and run around as much as I want with my kids. There isn't any physical limitation in what I'm able to do during the day. I feel so blessed to have all of my arms and legs, and a healthy body.

2. My children-many women struggle with infertility. I am heartbroken for anyone reading this that knows that pain. Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of motherhood.

3. Homeschool-I am so grateful for the chance to be home with kids, and on top of it-home schooling them! A few years ago I would have thought you were crazy if this is where you told me I'd be. God can equip you for anything, and I am thankful He's using me for this job. It's by far the best one I've EVER had!

4. A Hardworking Man-We may not have all of the luxuries in life. We live a pretty modest lifestyle in our shoebox. But, I am so thankful for my man. He works hard to keep me home, and he wants great things for our family. I'm so grateful he wants me here with the kids, and is willing to make the sacrifices he does to keep me here.

It's just a few things, but it feels good to tell you. What are you thankful for?

And...I really want to show you these cupcakes!

 Cute, right?
I made them yesterday for the kids in our Bible study group.
They were a big hit!
I found the recipe HERE.
Gobble, Gobble!




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4 Comments:

At November 18, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Reagan said...

I saw those cupcakes on another blog and they are soooo cute!

I'm thankful for a warm home, delightful children, freedom of spiritual expression, and relationships with my family members (and sex with my husband).

 
At November 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Sounds like we have a couple things alike that we are feeling thankful for and feel blessed about. :o) I added a link to your blog at the bottom of my blog. Thanks again for letting me do that!!

 
At November 19, 2010 at 1:10 AM , Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

The cupcakes are super adorable!! You did a good job on them!

 
At November 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Di said...

I love the cupcakes! A few years and I'll be giving that a go with Jellybean. Maybe I'll do something similar with Joey's son at Xmas?

I too am so thankful for my hubby and family this year. And for overcoming infertility!

 

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