Thinking about the upcoming holidays, I decided to contemplate on 3 things I was most thankful for. I have so much, so you think it would be easy... wrong, that's just the problem. I have been given so much, and to narrow it down to three is tough. This month has been extremely hard, physically, emotionally, and financially, so that brings me to my first note of gratitude:
1)My Lord, dwelling in my life. Giving me hope and light when all seems dreary. He is there when no one else is, He is there when I am not. He is there when I call, He is there when I don't. He is there when I am upright and just, He is there when I fall and fail. He is there when I am humble and meek, He is there when I forget. He is there to shine is Light in my life, giving me a strength I can find no where else. He is my savior, confidante, and friend.
2)My family: husband and children. I am still amazed that I have received the answer to my prayers. I was lucky enough to find someone to spend the rest of my life with, so young. He and I have been together since 19 & 20 yrs old. We have seen each other in good times and bad times. We have learned a few things we don't like about each other, and other things that make us love each other so much more. We have been at our best and at our worst. And even so, we are together and will always be. We make each other complete, and understand that no one can fill the place in our hearts. I am in awe that all my dreams came to fruition when my children were born. I remember so many "holidays" that I begged the Lord for children of my own to share them with. My children are a miracle, and I will never forget that! They light up my life, like no other can, I hope I can be a gift to them as they are to me.
3)My home. I am so grateful that I have a place to call my own. Not only do I have a roof over my head, but I have a home. A home that I can entertain guests if I choose, or a place I can just relax and retreat from the rest of the world. My home is not only a physical shelter, but an emotional and spiritual shelter. I can go here and dwell in peace and harmony. My home is extremely important to me, and I am so thankful I have been blessed with it.
Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you are thinking about all the blessings in your life!