Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Thursday {Happy Thanksgiving}

Happy Thanksgiving 
to you Dear Friend!

I am thankful that tonight as I
walked into my parents house,
I was greeted by two very sweet and adorable puppies.
That as I made the trek down the hall to my bedroom
I was tripping over my nieces toys.

I am thankful for giggling, cuddling and sweet kisses 
from her as she was getting ready for bed.
It is currently 1am and I'm
laying in bed in the room I grew up in.
 I love that I can hear my brother's upstairs
{very loudly} 
playing Halo 4 together.
I am so very thankful for home,
to be home.

 As I lay here,
 there is an abundance of things to be thankful for.
None of which I deserve.
And yet God continues to pour out His blessings.
So right now, 
I am thankful for...
snail mail from North Carolina
plane tickets to Utah
surprise packages on my front porch
new running shoes
paper chain countdowns

midnight room rearranging
coming home from back to back to back conferences
and sleeping for 15 hours straight.
spending time with intern friends
sharing a hotel room for 5 days 
with this awesome girl...

catching up with friends
dreaming about the next year and getting excited
being able to watch God work
God's faithfulness
and His perfect plan
face timing with my dad while he is living in Hawaii
{I know, tough life right?...}
getting pictures from my dad of all the cool plants
 {and moss}
he gets to see while in Oahu
people inviting me over to help them garden
baking pumpkin pies from scratch

having a full time job
{that I love}
 and getting a paycheck
being able to pay for groceries
my bike
my car
my bed
my apartment
my roommates
our front porch where my small garden is starting to germinate

I'm thankful for each of the ways that God is growing me
and teaching me.
I am thankful for the times of pain and suffering.
Because my Hope in Christ grows stronger
and His faithfulness and love become more apparent.
It's in those times
  I get to know Him more intimately.
I am thankful for how He has and continues 
to shape me into the woman that He has created me to be.
I am so thankful that I am His.

What are you Thankful for on this beautiful 
Thanksgiving Day?...

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