Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

I can't believe it's November already! It's the month of thankfulness. I remember last year many friends on Facebook posted every single day one thing they were thankful for up until Thanksgiving day. Thankfulness is a great practice for all of us. And on that note, today I am thankful for the following:

1. We were able to resolve a request from the migration services. Praising God because we didn't have to jump through too many hoops and at the end everything was o.k.......phew!

2. I'm so grateful to the Lord for the good health he's given my mom. She turned 70 this last August and she is still running a daycare! I don't know how she does it. I always pray that the Lord provides her with enough strength and grace to get through each day. New parents keep calling for her to watch their kids and she has recently gotten two new little ones.

3. And of course I'm so thankful for my husband once again. In my reading of Linda Dillow's book, "What's it like to be married to me?", this week's chapter is about the gaps we have in marriage that prevent us from having emotional intimacy with our husband. In one section she writes about being our husband's helper. I've been thinking lately how grateful I am that I just get to help him......that I don't have to carry all the responsibilities that he has but I simply get to compliment him. This certainly also allows me to praise God for His special design for the wife in a marriage. My discipleship leader would always encourage me to be Jon's biggest cheerleader.....I always tell the ladies in my small group the same thing. Just think about it this way. My husband is the football player making the calls on the field, getting knocked around, and striving to win while I get to cheer him on in the sidelines.


Melissa Ruth said...

that sounds like a great book!!

Our Family said...

Praising God for the good news in your first point of thankfulness. You MATTER over there!

Eager to look into the book. I, too, am so thankful to be a helper while Jim bears the burdens on his broader shoulders.
With love,