Nov 29, 2007

Thankful Thursday

There are so many wonderful things I have to be thankful for, and today I am going to focus on some that are closest to my heart.

1. I am thankful for friends that call at just the right moment, or email you out of the blue just to encourage you. I am so blessed to have friends that pour Jesus into my life and remind me who I am in Christ. Thank you friends for not letting me dwell on present struggles, but point me to the many miracles and wonders I have witnessed.

2. I am thankful for my husband and his desire to have excellence in his ministry and his family. We so often fall short as a family, but he keeps dreaming for God.

3. I am thankful for my three children. They crack me up at the things they do and say.

4. I am thankful for sweet parents who helped shape me into the woman I am today. I am thankful that both of them are only 5 minutes away from me this Christmas.

5. I am thankful for this award that Julie gave to me this past week. I don't feel like I've been very encouraging lately, but this award makes me what to bless others and encourage even more.

If you would like to join in on Thankful Thursday, please go and place your link at Laurel Wreath's site.


Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and your kind comments.
I don't believe that I've visited your sight before.
Good post!
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

You are right, friends are the best!! Your kids...that picture...too funny!! Isn't it awesome how God puts exactly the right people in our lives right when we need them, including those blessings we call kids?!?

Blessings to you this Thursday!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice post! Thank you for the encouraging words you left on my blog. Congatulations on the award given to you by Julie-what an honor. Have a lovely day, Rose

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Hey - I have to agree - You lift me up too! Your kids are pretty funny too (who knew reynolds could be used for SO many purposes!). And, your whole life story as a carnation is always an encouragment to me (seeing as how I needed some self-esteem help lately:)

Susanne said...

Wonderful list!! Thanks so much for sharing. You have a beautiful blog, I am so glad I stopped in to visit. Congratulations on your award!!

Susanne said...

Wonderful list! Thanks so much for sharing! You have a beautiful blog, and I am SO GLAD I stopped by to visit. Congratulations on your award!

Laurel Wreath said...

Susie, I just love it when a person calls or emails you and says exactly what you needed to hear at that moment. It is a God moment.

This was an awesome list. Have a great Thursday.

Cheryl said...

Great TT list. Thanks for sharing your post. Glad to hear you got an award. I got my first award and was very happy to receive it. Have a nice day. God Bless!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi." The kids picture was too cute and funny! I love it when they're like that. I'm still praying for ya. :)

Heather said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my site today. And thank you for sharing your blessings. Have a blessed day!

ellen b said...

Wonderful blessings to be thankful for. God bless you and yours...

Jenny said...

How wonderful that you will have your parents nearby for the holidays. I bet that will be so special for your children. My mom lives on the other side of the country and I know my girls would love it if she were able to be with us for Christmas.


PS Your blog design is absolutely beautiful!

Elisa @ Extravagant Grace said...

What a great list! Thanks for sharing! You reminded me of more things to be thankful for!

Julie said...

What a nice list, Susie. I absolutely agree with all of the things you are thankful for!

You guys are still in my prayers, girl.

Tiffany said...

Great list. Your kids are just to funny. I finally updated my blog. After all this time!!!
Miss you.