happily ever after: So Thankful

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So Thankful

Several times in the past week I have been brought to tears. Not just little dainty tears but the full blown ugly face cry. I am overwhelmed lately at God's goodness.

1. My babies, they are teenagers. Almost 15 and 17! But they bring me such joy. They are hilarious and sweet and smart and continue to amaze me.

2. My sweet and wonderful man. I am so very thankful for our strong marriage. Thankful for our daily time of talking and sharing. He gets me and loves me still.

3. Friendships. I got to spend this past weekend with precious friends. And my heart overflowed. Jay and I have some wonderful people in our lives. But my boys do as well. I am so thankful for their friends and how much they adore each other.

4. Our home. I am overcome with gratitude each and every day. The sunlight that comes through the windows. The space that is perfect for us and how we live. As someone that struggles with depression, anxiety and claustrophobia. This house is like a breath of fresh air. Four different houses in the 6 1/2 years we've lived here. That's a lot of upheaval and stress. But God has been so good to us. And I feel like I've come out of a storm and the sky is blue and clear and the sun is shining on my face.

5. Bible study time. Lately I have been doing a word study. I take a different word and spend a few days all over The Word studying that one word. Peace. Joy. Thankful. Love. It has been wonderful.

"You keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Is. 26:3 (Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Rom. 15:13

"Rejoice (joy) always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances-for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:18

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lam. 3:22 (The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.)

And finally, "I love you, O LORD, my strength." Ps. 18:1