Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankfulness

Sure... Everyone is blogging about thankfulness right now. I debated just keeping my "Thankful Thursday" post on Thursday where it belongs but then... why are we only thankful once? Why do we spend a day going around the table and saying what we're thankful for (often before we're aloud to eat) - and then forget all about those blessings the next day?

I have so much to be thankful for - every day... It's been a few crazy days as my husband's come down with some sort of crazy cold/flu/allergy/("I'm a man and I get sicker than a dog when I'm sick") illness... My mother has been back and forth from her sisters house singing songs and giving hugs and knowing that any day now, her sweet sister will meet the Lord face to face and will enter his gates with Thanksgiving... We don't have any kids of our own - but through ministry we "adopt" several students into our family, I've spent countless hours talking with them and working through problems going on in their lives and have felt the sickness and fear of a parent when they've chosen to turn and run from God - but recently some of these "prodigal sons" have come home and are beginning to understand the grace and peace and confidence that comes from a life walked with the Lord.

Sometimes there are tears of sorrow and sometimes there are tears of JOY.

And I'm thankful.

After-all, we would not know the JOY of life if we did not also experience the pain.



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9 comments:

  1. You just brought tears to my eyes! My heart is bursting with thankfulness this day, this hour, this minute. Sometimes, I feel like I have to take life minute by minute because trying to look any farther ahead is too much. But God is with us right now. In the now. And it is all we have really. - Love the cityscape with the reflections! And photos of y'all! Beautfiul!

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  2. Beautiful thoughts, and I really enjoy your photos! You have a '69 Scout? Very cool!!

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  3. Beautiful post, Christina! Your cityscape reflection is breathtaking! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Oh you are exactly right... we would not know the joy without some pain. Beautiful post Christina!

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  5. Very, very true...and I needed to be reminded of that! Thanks! And beautiful photos...I just love them! -Rachelle

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  6. So right...beautiful post and beautiful photos!

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  7. I love this post so much. Gorgeous photos too.

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  8. Have to agree, life is often a trial, but there is truly often much that we should be thankful for. I love your comment about being your husband and sicker than a dog and hope he is feeling a little better now. Over here we jokingly call it Man-flu, but I can testify it is no fun should you get it.

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  9. How true- and 2 great photos- what a happy and lovely couple in the bottom one- is that you Christina?, Chrissy (another Christina!)
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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