Thankful Thursdays

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!

21 thoughts on “A Day to be THANKFUL”

  1. Wow, what a touching post. What a grateful heart.So blessed to read about all those special people the Lord has graciously brought into your life.My mom,dad and 2 brothers are with your friend now.Blessings to you Angie!

  2. Sweet Angie…I know you have been going through a very rough time lately. I know that the Lord has been with you the entire time. I know you miss your sister – but only for a short while.I love your last paragraph about our Lord being your everything…He is!!! He will never disappoint us – He is always near – no matter what.Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.Blessings to you and your powerful family.

  3. Dear Angie,A beautiful thankful post. Your explanations of each family member shone with a gladness that I can nearly touch. Angie, finding gratitude in the middle of a sad/joyous time. Your thoughts are a blessing to me. They help me focus on He who is all-important.Thank you.

  4. Such a sweet post today written with a sweet heart. I enjoyed my visit here today. So neat to be thankful for family. Thanks for sharing yours. God Bless~

  5. Tears streaming down my face, dear one! How precious!When you came over to my blog this a.m., did you read the post that came after TT about His Indescribable Lovingkindess? Yours was one of the hearts I was think of as I wrote it. I prayed it would bring you comfort, to be totally enthralled by His lovingkindness towards you.Love you sister! And thank you for praying for my family in Kenya!

  6. Now that I am crying..I will get back to my work..I am so thankful to have such a friend like you!!You are such a blessing to me and to your family. I love you my sunshine!!

  7. Angie – you’re sweet spirit and grateful are such a blessing. You have encouraged my heart. I pray Jesus will fill you with His presence and peace. May He wrap His great arms of love around you and your family. You are much on my heart and in my prayers these days.

  8. Ang,Tears filled my eyes when your email arrived. and reading it I now know why I have been praying for Victoria. I am holding this one before the very throne of God.He will take her pain, your pain and make good of it. Cling to Him. Love you my sister,

  9. Hey!I LOVE the new look!!Amy is doing mine RIGHT NOW! I can’t wait…I’ve had glimpses!!I have to tell you, I came and thought, OH I clicked on the wrong link….and the handprints FIT IN SOOOOOO WELL!!!!I LOVE IT, was that your pic on the header?I hope the weekend is restful and peaceful….praying for you….hugs to you girlfriend!lori

  10. I felt your heart of thanks all the way over in Colorado. Your willingness to write while you are grieving shows you truly love the Lord and people. You are giving life while you let go of one. This speaks a million words about your heart and faith.You are loved!

  11. Angie~Please know that I’m still praying for you!!! Praying that God’s love wraps you in his arms and pulls you close to his chest!!!Kim~

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