Thursday, January 01, 2009

Thankful Thursday, Take 98

Thanking God this week for...
  • health--mine, my husband's, my son's...
  • a strong, fun, rich marriage
  • all of the ways Elijah cracked us up in 2008
  • the anticipation of communicating with him and seeing him grow
  • loving and supportive family and in-laws whom we actually look forward to spending time with over the holidays
  • safe travels despite terrible weather conditions at times
  • my new ESV Study Bible
  • all the other generous and fabulous gifts I received from friends and family
  • the ability to give gifts to family and friends
  • the yummy traditional foods we ate at holiday gatherings
  • games played and memories made
  • getting to see baby Luke
  • time with a dear college friend
  • the fact that no one else got the awful bug I caught right before Christmas
  • the fact that said bug was short-lived
  • working on my heart to protect me from anger and bitterness when plans had to be cancelled
  • drawing me to Himself through post-Christmas melancholy
  • mercies new in this new year

3 comments:

dancebythelight said...

Ooo, I want to get the ESV Study Bible too.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful I found your blog! It has been a balm for my soul and it has also inspired me. Thank you and don't stop!

Amy said...

aw, shucks! I'm thankful that you took the time to leave an encouraging comment!