23 November 2011


As I think about Thanksgiving this year. I just feel spoiled. I have soooo much to be thankful for. I remember doing a "Thank Fest" on a high school youth group retreat, it was simple. We were asked to sit down and make a list of things we were thankful for, and then thank the Lord for those things. As simple as it is, rarely do I really do that. Sure, before I eat I thank the Lord for providing the food, I thank God for protecting Georgiana when she trips and misses the corner of the sharp baseboard edge by no more than a millimeter (multiple times!), I thank God when it comes to mind. But, rarely do I sit down and stop to think of all the blessings that He has given me, things I just take for granted.

I don't really know where I am going with these thoughts, maybe just simply that I want to have more of a thankful heart. Not a heart that expects things or feels entitled. A heart that finds joy in the little things (and big things) and looks to God first to say "thank you."

Thank you God for my silly Georgiana Lee who pops out of her "club house," aka the tv stand, with the silliest face and does a little jig. Thank you God that she is so curious and so social, and that she is adventurous even though it scares me to walk into the room and find her standing on the window sill so she can wave at the kids playing outside. Thank you God that she is a joy, and that You made me her mommy. It's beyond words.

Thank you also for my crazy husband who loves his Georgie girl. Who bends over backwards and then gets up and does it again. Thank you that he has a job he loves, thank you that he loves you, God. Thank you that you brought us together so early in life.

Okay, I've rambled enough.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Drollingers said...

Thanks for sharing! Gratitude is something I want to grow in as well and something I don't want to take for granted. We have so much to be thankful for! And we are so thankful for our new neighbor friends!!!