November is a Month for Being Thankful

I have missed a few days. But I am thankful that we finally got moved into our new home! It’s been an exhausting but fun week and a half…signing papers, having carpets cleaned, painting the kids’ new bedrooms, moving, and finally living in our forever home. I have much to be thankful for.

The kids went back to school this morning after an extra long Thanksgiving weekend. With a little bit of a new routine in the mornings now, both kids will ride the bus together to school in the mornings. The Little Man was a bit nervous about being the first elementary kid on the bus with all the middle school and high school students, but his big sister said she would take care of him! I love those kids. I have much to be thankful for.

School was cancelled the Wednesday before Thanksgiving due to heavy fog. So that really gave us all an extra day to pack and get new house stuff together. We spent Thanksgiving lunch time with the hubby’s side of the family for a nice meal at his brothers home and then that evening we spent with my side of the family at my parents home for a nice meal. We are truly blessed to have so much family around us. I have much to be thankful for.

This week will be busy busy busy with work for me and the hubby, school for me and the kids, getting the house together for a weekend of Sweet 16 Celebration for the Lovely Daughter…slumber party Friday night, tea party Saturday afternoon, family birthday dinner Sunday and then her actual birthday on Monday.

Like I said, I have much to be thankful for.

November is a Month for Being Thankful

I just realized I missed yesterday’s thankful post. Oops!

But anyway, the thing I’ve been thankful for these past two days is being able to show our new home to some of our friends! We had several people come over last night after Catalyst, our high school ministry service and today a good friend who is home from Wisconsin for the holiday weekend!

Yay for friends AND a new home!

November is a Month for Being Thankful #13

Today I’m thankful that my Dad knows the Lord and trusts Him even when things don’t quite make sense.  I’m thankful that Daddy doesn’t hide when he struggles and when he wonders why God allows certain things to happen. I know that God has something for each of us to learn through this terrible process.  I don’t know yet what all those lessons are…I may never know all the lessons that are learned because of this time.  But I know that Daddy is confident in the Lord’s provision, guidance, love, acceptance, forgiveness, healing and grace to cover it all.

This is my prayer for my Daddy today.  and everyday.

Philippians 4:4-7   Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Reread verse 7.  Now, read it again.


November is a Month for Being Thankful #10

Today is the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  I’m thankful that the Marine Corps has given my son a sense of purpose.  It has not always been easy being a Marine family, with 2 deployments and him being stationed in California.  But he is a better young man because of it and we are a better family.  We are incredibly blessed that we have been given the opportunity to be his family and I am extremely proud of him and what he is doing with his life.  I’m excited for him as he begins this next phase of his life.Image