Monday, November 28, 2005

Thankful For...

Normally at Thanksgiving I look back on the year and find all the things I can be thankful for. Thanksgiving was 4 days ago, I know, but better late than never right?

I am thankful for my family. My mom, my dad and Jessi. Camper living has been interesting, but we've made it through.
I am thankful for our puppy Samson. He is sometimes a pain the butt, but he brings me so much joy so much of the time.
I am thankful that eventually we will be in our new house. It will be such a blessing and comfort.
I am thankful that God got me through 2 stupid breakups with... Brian, as Flidget calls him in her secret code. I am thankful that God has left me with promises of his returning to God. I guess that I can be thankful that He hasn't promised me that I would get him back, so that I don't have a reason to spend my time waiting around. I need to move forward.
I am thankful for my friends. Jessica, who although she is so far away, still loves me and does all she can for me. Bridget who is great company when I need it. Dawn who listens to me and prays for me. And other friends that keep me on track and encourage my heart.
I am thankful for the snow. It truly gets me in the Christmas mood when living in campers makes it hard.
I am actually thankful for my camper. It does its best and keeps me decently warm. And I know and am a little afraid, knowing God has put me here to prepare me for something later on in my life.
I am thankful for Randy who works for Petersen Welding. He is funny and kind. May he come to know you Lord along with Dad.
Most of all I am thankful for my Lord and Savior. He keeps me going when I can't seem to go any further. He is what I have to live for. I am thankful that He has shown me so many ways my life needs to change and thankful that He loves me despite them. Thankful that He knows I can do it. Now I just need to get that into my head.
And I am thankful that I have the hope of another year. It is not promised me. I could still die, but I have the hope that wonderful things are yet to come.

I'll leave you with "Jessica's verse" as I call it, in honor of today being her birthday.

"However as it is written:
No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him."
1 Corinthians 2:9

1 comment:

SarahLynn said...

I love that verse...

You're such a blessing!!! I love logging in and reading you...ugh. Makes me get teary!
I'm adding you to my list of things I'm thankful for. :)