Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Thank you Lord....

for your grace, the gift of salvation you give freely, and your love.
for Christian parents who raised me with the foundation of faith.
for the freedom we have in this country to worship you freely.
for the men and women who have given their lives to ensure this freedom.
for a husband who is quite possibly the most well-adjusted, normal person I have ever met and that makes him the perfect complement for a neurotic person such as myself :-)!
for a husband who works long hours to support our family and still finds time to help with homework, and housework, and play with kids who adore him.
for a first-born who is just like her daddy, laid back, sweet, unbothered by much and who is quickly becoming more companion than someone who needs to be cared for. 
for a youngest child who is just starting to find his way in this world and who never meets a quiet space he can't fill with words and laughter.
for parents who I can call anytime I need to talk.
for parents and in-laws who are active participants in their grandkid's lives.
for my sister and the important role she plays in the lives of her niece and nephew.
for cousins who are also friends.
for a close-knit extended family.
for answered prayers over the last year.
for the hard times that have drawn me closer to you.
for calling Sam and I to send our kids to a school where your Word is taught, where your name is revered in the classroom and not just used as a cuss word, and where teachers and students are free to pray with and for each other.
for our church, a place that ministers to over 700 children a week.
for children who are healthy.
for lives free from disability, pain, or disease.
for a warm, comfortable home.
for a car that runs.
for jobs that provide more than we need.
for a fall that was so pleasant, sunny and warm.

For all this and more we thank you!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for!! Practically impossible to count ALL our blessings!

Rhonda said...

Nice post!!!!

Debbie said...

Great list and reminder that we have so much to be thankful for!