As I stood at my sink tonight doing dishes for I think the 100th time today I thought about the things I was thankful for. Of course I am thankful for the obvious things like my family, friends, and Jesus.
I am thankful that I can stand at my sink & get the front of my shirt wet every time I do the dishes...that I have milk cups that take 15 minutes to disassemble and clean even though often times I complain about it. I am still glad I see them in my sink every day. I am thankful that I can cook & clean for my family....even though I will have to do it all again in a half an hour (at least the clean part). It makes my heart happy when I finish folding laundry and Lily looks up & says, Thank You mommy. My heart is grateful that I have that laundry to fold. I love that I can make special treats for the holidays. Even if it is just a bag of mixed nuts for my husband to crack open and enjoy. I am thankful for my mother-in-law and that we all get along & she loves Jesus. I am so thankful that my parents live here and take the time to invest in my kids life on a daily basis. Like stopping by just to bring ice cream...so what if it is right before bed. I love it! I am blessed beyond measure with Godly friends who take time out of their schedules daily to pray together for our husbands & families. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to witness Jesus meet the needs of those around me. He is forever faithful & our great provider. I am thankful for a ministry that I am able to be a part of & that God calls me worthy enough to lead. I am so glad that my kids love being together as a family, doing family things...playing games, snuggling, watching movies. I am so thankful that they love Jesus as much as they know how and sing praises to Him. What joy it brings me...I cannot imagine the joy it brings to the Father. I am thankful God allows me to be creative & that I am able to use the gifts & talents he has given me. I am so thankful that Gabe is so thoughtful of others. I am thankful that my husband works so hard for his family. I am thankful that he loves his kids, spends time with them, and truly invests in their lives on a daily basis. I am thankful that God loves me more than I will ever know! I feel like a blessed woman. God has truly blessed me with great things that I don't think I could ever sum up all the gratitude & thankfulness that overflows from my heart. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Many blessings!