Daily Archives: February 20, 2008

A Day to be THANKFUL

My love for my family is only surpassed by my love for my Lord. I have the most incredible family.

My mother is awesome~her love for her children is much stronger and more tangible than you could imagine.

Grandbuddy~you are a constant. A great figure of faith in my life. Everything you can imagine a father to be~ you are it.

Aimee~sister of faith. My tower of strength and great source for memories. My leaning post. My skirt trading buddy. My confidante. I love you. Juno, Brad, Valaree~what strength, support and love. You amaze me.

Mark~Our lives have been blessed since that sweet day in June where you vowed to love, honor, and cherish my sweet sister until death parted you. You are only briefly apart. She is “saving that place” as you requested for you and Victoria~she left our family two precious treasures to love, you and Victoria. Thank you for being who and what you are, for loving my sister so tenderly and for being there. Always.

Wanda….dear sweet Wanda. I have written a lot about you these past few times….thought much more. Cried a river of tears. Pulled on the hem of His garments, until my fingers are sore, pounded the floor in prayer….missed you like crazy…but wouldn’t have you leave heaven and it’s glories for my selfish needs for anything. You will never read this, but know you are constantly on my heart. You are one awesome sister~ and heaven is richer~as is each of our lives for having you in it. I love you~and will see you soon!

Brother “little Jeff”, as you have been referred to since I took the hand of my sweet man “Jeff” over 25 years ago. We are proud of you. Thank you for bringing Lizz and then sweet Tayla into our lives. I have teased you, scolded you and even put you in time-out when you were young–but as you have grown into the strong man you are, I admire and love you. You are a good daddy.

My sweet man~you are the love of my life. Without your strength and support, I surely would have stumbled and fallen by now. I love you more than you will ever know. Ours is a love of a lifetime. Souls bound as one, blessed by God. If only I could have found you sooner….but God’s timing is perfect. You have brought joy in my life in the form of two girls, Tiffany and April. I love being a mom. I love being your wife. Most of all….I love being the daugther of the KING.

My girls…you have given me blessings untold…you married….and created life~and blessed my life many times over with the love of little ones that call me “Nana”. I love you all.

I am blessed with so many other family members, friends and bloggity friends, some close by, others further away. Family, follow the Lord…No one else. Lean only on Him, nothing else. He will never fail you. He is completely trustworthy. Thank you all for lifting my name to my Father….He hears!

And above all else and all others, my sweet Savior. You, O Lord have picked me up from the pit of sin and cleaned my heart and life. You have tried Your best to teach me Your ways. You are patient and loving with me. Always. You provide direction, hope, peace and love. All of my days. You will one day take me to Your home….where You have prepared a place for even me. How incredible is Your love. I meditate on Your goodness day and night. Your Spirit has ministered to my aching soul when nothing or no person could. There is no place I can go where You aren’t there. I love You Lord. Your Word brings life to me. You are my ALL. You are the I AM of my life. Thank You Lord, for never leaving me.

And, as Pa-Pa used to say at the end of each prayer of blessing over our food….”for these and all other blessings, we give You thanks“….and I do. Thank You Lord.

To read more awesome thankfuls…visit Iris! Thank you Iris, for this verse you chose….is perfect!

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” ~ Ephesians 6:16-18 ESV

Oooooo….almost forgot….I am THANKFUL for a box of Godiva Chocolates…..I recieved today…mmmm waiting for me on my counter….from foreign lands….thank you sweet friend! Mama Doodle, thank you and Shug and April!