Why is it so hard to show thankfulness? I have spent countless hours teaching my little ones to say thank you ,but yet how many times do I say it? Telling some one thank you for the little things they do is so important, not just for that person,but for yourself. As we do go about our daily lives and when we do say thank you to someone,the one we always forget is God. He needs to hear thank you for the little things too! Have you ever made a list of the things your thankful for? Take the time to appreciate the little things in this life and tell those you know, how thankful you are to have them in your life!
My thankful list:
Thank you Jesus for loving me,encouraging me when I'm down,being patient with me when I'm slow to listen and obey, for providing all my needs,for saving my soul! Because of you I will never be the same and for that I will always be thankful.
Thank you Kelley for choosing me to be your wife. Thank you for encouraging me in my walk with the Lord. Thank you for working so hard,so that I can stay home with our children. Thank you for our many children! Thank you for being patient with me and loving me when I'm hard to live with.Thank you for remembering how many days we have been married, I think that is so romantic! Thank you for walking with me through the toughest times in our marriage. Thank you for loving my Jesus! I love you!
Thank you kids for letting me experience motherhood to the fullest! For being patient with me, even during those times when I'm not being patient with you. It's because of you 9 that I am the mom that I am. You have taught me so much about life and I will be eternally thankful. I can't imagine life without you and hope I never do. Seeing you all love Jesus is all that I hope for in you. When I see you share your faith in Him, I am blessed. When I watch you worship Him I am blessed. Thank you Holcombe Kids, I am proud to be your Mom!
Thank you mom for giving me life. It's because of you and your witness that I have a relationship with Jesus. I am so thankful that God chose you to be my mom. Thank you for being there when my babies were born,what a memory! Thank you for always being available when I need you, even when it might be inconvenient. Thank you for teaching me how to sew.Thank you mom, their is none like you!
To my Step Dad.... Thank you for loving my mom and for being the Godly husband she always prayed for. Thank you treating my sisters and I as your very own.Thank you for being a granddaddy to my children.Thank you for giving us 3 brothers and another sister, so I can truly say I come from a large family.Thank you for encouraging us to read God's word. Thank you for being a part of me meeting my husband, I'm glad I listened. Thanks Pop, I love you!
To my 3 sisters..... Thank you for all the laughs,crying ,anger frustration,drama,hormones and all that goes along with sisterhood. Thank you for all my nieces and nephews,I love them just as much as my own. Thank you for all the many minutes phone calls and emails,though we are many miles apart. I love you 3 very much,thank you for being my sisters!
To all my in laws....What can I say! This is the greatest family to have come into. You have excepted me as one of you,thank you. You are by far the funnest people to be around. Many years of laughter, joy and pain. Life that has made me laugh more than cry. Thank you for supporting me in all my many craft endeavors. Being part of this huge family , and I mean huge, is just to hard to describe. But once you have experienced it, you will never be the same. Thank you family, I love you!
To my grandparents... many of you have gone, many live miles away(Granddad and Grandma Cavender)(Grun) .Thank you for my parents. No mater how far away you are,you have always shown me love. Thank you! You have shown me what it is to be a grandparent and I can't wait to have that experience. I love you!
To all my friends....Thank you for your friendships. With out you life wouldn't be the same. Thank you for words of wisdom during times of need. Thank you for encouraging me when I have been unsure. Thank you for giving of yourself when I have needed help.Thank you for countless times of laughter. Thank you for calling on me for help,even though you thought I had my hands full. Thank you for being my friend!
Thank you to all my friends and family, have a blessed Thanksgiving!