As I sit for a brief moment, after my quite time this morning, I just thought I would list a few of the things I am so very thankful for. In the midst of all of our sorrow and heartache over the loss of our precious baby Caroline, just six weeks ago, I am constantly reminded of how much I have been given.......and for that I am so thankful. I think about all of the "lessons" I learned during our journey with Caroline, and one of the main things I always come back to is: Thankfulness--for all of the amazing things God has given me. Many months ago I made a choice, a choice in how I would handle our situation, and "deal" with the storm we were/still are in. With God's great and mighty love, I chose to be thankful. It has not always been easy! At times it was so very hard to be thankful for the things I knew God was teaching me, when I knew my sweet baby girl would not be able to live outside of my body. But, God never left me, and He has been there when I remembered to thank Him for the wonderful things He has done for me, and when I chose to be bitter and not thank Him. So, today, I pray that we can all, no matter where we are in life, or what circumstances we are facing, focus on the many blessings God has given us......and have a super Thankful Thursday!!
Today I am thankful for:
-My precious family--I think I have the most amazing husband in the world, and the most precious children (I am sure I am a little biased :)!!)
-I am so thankful for my freedom to worship my Saviour, and the joy I get from serving Him
-I am thankful for the sweet little reminders of our baby girl
-I am so thankful for the promise that I will see Caroline again, and get to hold her precious little body, and kiss her sweet head.
-I am thankful that I do not have to walk this road alone-God is right there with me, carrying me many times, and for the awesome family and friends I have!
-I am thankful for the sweet friends who talk about Caroline, and let me talk about her----she will always be my baby girl!! Thank you for letting me be a proud mommy!
-I am thankful that I have a future, and God has a great and mighty plan for us.
-I am thankful for the sweet laughter that fills our home, for the beautiful smiles I get everyday, the "I love you mommy" that I constantly hear, the many "hold-me" requests, the noise from trucks and toys, loud-happy squeals, the many games of Candy Land played, tons of dirty muddy laundry, reading the same book 20 times, sleeping in the rocking chair, morning snuggle time, beautiful little faces, awesome memories, and the JOY of motherhood!!!
What are you thankful for?
"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever!!"