Seven Unusual Things I am Thankful For

Lisa Cherry —  November 24, 2013 — 4 Comments

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By Lisa Cherry

As I am watching my friends list their blessings on Facebook this week, I decided to make a list for myself. At first I thought of the good ole standbys.....health, peace, and provisions. But then I heard a challenge to go deeper. And this is what came to me....

I am thankful for......

1. A little boy who is fascinated with loud burping one minute, and is praying fervently for his nieces and nephews the next minute.

Testosterone in the raw makes me thankful for God's wisdom in designing the sexes.

2. A husband who closes down the family devotion time early, grabs the can of family loose coins, and leads us in a game of toss the quarter in the basket…

.....just so we will remember to laugh and play together.

Tara Rebekah Hannah Ozarks 547099_281835715292021_425745494_n (2)3. Teenage girls who take their mom to the store to help her update her wardrobe….

…and then don't laugh when she tries on the jeans that no one who is middle aged should ever wear.

4. A daughter-in-law who calls and asks my advice…

…when we both knew she could have consulted Google or the latest trendy expert.

5. Sons who play their worship music loudly from two different bedrooms at the same time.

Their passion for Jesus blesses me whichever style I want to tune into.

6. Adult children who still come to the sporting events of their younger brothers and sisters…

 …even when their world is filled with children of their own.

7. Teens who say emphatically that the best part of their Christmas tradition is Operation 350…

…the weekend in December that our church shares food, toys and the good news of the gospel with 350 families in our community.  (This will be our 15th year.)

As I look over my list, I am humbled. I surely am the most blessed of all women. For around me I see Jesus living in the individual lives of my family. Not just a creed or a belief, but the real Savior God.

Thank you, Lord, for hearing my most fervent prayers. God, please help me to wear a grateful spirit every day. I don't want to miss these incredible moments of seeing Your awesome presence in our lives as I rush toward something of lesser value.

Happy Thanksgiving Frontline Families!

So how about you? What unusual things are you thankful for????

 

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Gratefully linked to:

Making your Home Sing Monday
Tell Me a True Story

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  • Katelyn Fagan

    Love it! You sound like you have raised a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing these grateful things!

  • Hazel Moon

    What a wonderful story of love and community that your children are so thoughtful and carings. That is a great idea to put your thank list on FaceBook. WOW Thank you for sharing at "Tell Me a Story."

  • http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/ crystal

    This is definitely a unique list, but it's awesome just the same too! It sounds like you've done a remarkable job raising your kids to be wonderful people. All of those things are a product of what you and your husband has done with God's guidance.

  • http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/ Nan

    This is lovely. How blessed you are! I went shopping with my 20 year old son yesterday to get him something. While there I started looking around and asked his opinion on two "dressy" tops I was considering. He immediately chose the one that I liked better, though he didn't know it, lol!

    I don't like shopping for clothes for me very much and when I do, I don't ever go with my boys but this one time I was glad I did!

    I am thankful for my family as well, and to know that my boys have grown up and continue to serve the Lord in their adult lives as they did when they were kids. Both are involved at our church. Our oldest plays on the worship team and works with the teens and he and his wife have helped with ministry events, and our youngest works with the younger kids.

    Hubby and I are in our 30th year of marriage and still in love and he can still make me laugh! Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!"