I need to wrap up my Thankful posts. Tomorrow we're celebrating the holiday with my husband's family and I am really looking forward to it. Last year I hosted my WHOLE family (sans Amy's, maybe...?) and it was a zoo. This year, I get to show up and bring a vegetable. While I enjoy the chaos, I'm looking forward to a little less of it this year!
I've really enjoyed doing the Thankful statements. Next year I'll probably just do one week, but it really has been a good exercise to say what I'm thankful for out loud. There is so much to be said for gratitude. I am thankful for it, in itself.
1. I'm thankful to be a woman. To be living in an age and country where women are allowed to be strong and intelligent is one of my greatest blessings. I told Cory recently that it's too bad for him he didn't know he married a feminist. In all fairness, I didn't know he married a feminist either. In the past few years, I have realized more and more how strong I am and how empowered I am by my gender. I might blog about this again in the future...if I didn't already.
2. I'm thankful for all of you. All of my friends. My sisters. Bits and Pieces.
3. I am thankful for my children. All of them. They are beautiful, intelligent creations of God. I am overwhelmed at the responsiblity God gave me to raise them, but am honored that He did. They are a joy.
3. I am thankful for Jesus Christ, my Lord. That I am free because of His sacrifice.
I wish all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
All my love.