My Thanksgiving List

There is so much to be thankful for this year.

In no particular order . . .

I am thankful for my husband. Derek is perfect for me - he understands me, laughs with me, and loves me in spite of my craziness. I love that he is such a godly man, and he loves the Lord with all his heart. I love how hard he works to provide for us and take care of our home, and he is always making me smile. I know he'll be an amazing father. I am so grateful that the Lord chose to bless me with my wonderful husband.

(And he's so handsome too!)

I am thankful for our dogs. Yes, I am thankful for them even after Harvey chewed up my new shirt this morning. All three of them add fun to our lives, and they keep things interesting. Dogs are a blessing because they love you no matter what, and I am thankful for ours.

I am thankful for our house, and our new basement addition! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to finish the basement, especially before the baby gets here, and it's such a blessing to live in our own house, and be able to put that monthly payment toward owning our house, instead of renting it.

I am thankful for our families, and I am grateful that so many of our family members live in our state. Having a good relationship with family is not something to be taken for granted, and I'm so happy to have such a wonderful immediate family, parents that taught me about Jesus growing up, and siblings that are among my best friends. I am also so thankful to have such great in-laws (which I know not everyone is blessed with).

I am thankful to be an American. Not everyone in the world has the privilege to be born here and to be an American citizen. Even if I don't always like the direction the country is going, I am blessed to live in a country where I can have a say in the direction the country goes, a country that is founded on Christian principles, and a country where I can enjoy so many freedoms that the much of the world is denied.

I am thankful for our baby. This is obviously the big one this year - as you all know, earlier this year I was doubting whether we would ever get pregnant, and then the Lord surprised us and blessed us beyond our expectations. I love feeling our baby boy move, and I'm trying to treasure every moment of this miracle. To be a mother and raise a family has always been my main goal in life, and I'm so thankful that the Lord has entrusted us with this precious gift. I can't wait to see my amazing husband as a father!

I am thankful for the gift of good friends, and that includes all you wonderful ladies I have met through blogging!

Finally, and most importantly, I am thankful for the ultimate gift of salvation. I am thankful that God chose to become a man in Jesus, endure a hideous death in order to atone for my sins, and come back to life in order to save me. I am a sinner through and through, and there is no way I could ever deserve what Jesus did for me on the cross - but that's why they call it grace. There is no greater gift than that, and nothing for which I am more thankful.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families, and I pray that each of you would know the most wonderful blessing of salvation through faith in Jesus - and that you would take time to thank Him for it this year.

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chloƫ. said...

aww what a sweet list! happy thanksgiving to you too! love you girl! :]

Amanda said...

there is nothing greater than knowing Jesus! what a wonderful list! and i looove that pic of your dogs. i love mine too! :) happy thanksgiving!!!

Amber said...

Good list :) So much to be thankful for!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

GREAT LIST! I love that 3D image of your baby boy... WOW! What a real, deal :) You look so cute too! Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel and John said...

What lovely things to be thankful for! You look so cute with your pregnant belly!

Unknown said...

Lovely thankful post! Have a lovely thanksgiving! :) x

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

What a lovely list! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Amber said...

Thanks for your comment the other day! It was great to hear from you.

I'm thankful for so many of the same things! Our baby is definitely high on the list this year. I can't wait to know what we're having and feel the little bug start to move! Have y'all picked a name yet?

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Love your list!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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