Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Thankful Heart Series: Part 1

I just love November!  The weather begins to turn cooler, the air a bit crisper.  November's arrival signals that Thanksgiving is around the corner and just behind that is Christmas and the New Year!  I often view November a time to really be intentional about being thankful.  It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the routine of the year and I love that towards the end of the year we are given this opportunity to ponder and reflect on what we have.

This November, I will be participating in A Thankful Heart Series.  I thought today I would start with two things that are my everything.

one || Jesus, my Lord and Savior

I would be remiss if I did not say how thankful I am for the freedom that I have in knowing that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that through accepting His gift of salvation I live a life that is full of joy!  Loving the Lord and following Him does not guarantee that I have an easy life or a life free of challenges and hardships.  What it does guarantee is that I have a peace and comfort that is beyond anything that this world can offer.  It guarantees that I do not face the day alone, that I have God beside me to lean on and trust in.  He has provided for my every need; He has given me more than I could have hoped for.  He is my rock and my constant help.  It is to Him that I give my thanks and praise! 

two || My People
I cannot put into words how thankful I am for my people.  When I think about how Benjamin and I we trusted God and allowed Him to write our love story, I am overwhelmed by His goodness and how He fulfills the desires of our hearts.  Having the honor of being Benjamin's is one of my top five favorite things.  We compliment and challenge each other, we grow and learn together, we argue and disagree and through it all we love each other with a fierce and devoted love.  We created a new little unit and eight years later still enjoy every day adventures together!

Then Winston was added to our family!  I am thankful for what he has taught me about being a mom, loving others, appreciating small things and taking time to really experience life.  He is full of personality and abounds with love!  A soon we will have Truman in our midst!  Plus, we have our cute little fur baby, Lulu! 

We have much to be thankful for!

For the Joy of Life
If you'd like to be apart, click the image above and join the link up on sharing your thankfulness!

5 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing what you're thankful for. I love reading all these posts in the link up!
    I love your cute little family picture, winston's bow tie kills me:)

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  2. What a cute family you have!! Also, your first reason to be thankful literally made me cry. So powerful! Thanks for posting :)

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  3. You have such a beautiful family! And really, your first reason was so real and so refreshing. It really put things into perspective. I am so thankful for your post! Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Xoxo
    Whit
    www.whitjxoxo.com

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  4. God and Family. What more could you want? It looks like you have much to be thankful for.

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  5. Such a beautiful family! That bow tie kills me :) Glad we connected via the linkup!

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