How many of you remember this famous writing assignment given by teachers nationwide through the years, “This Thanksgiving I am Thankful For….”? This was an all too easy assignment for me as I quickly jotted down my top things I was grateful for and shared them with my class. This Thanksgiving I’m actually relieved to not have this particular homework assignment – not because I’m not thankful, rather on the contrary, I’m literally overwhelmed with gratefulness and such a task would be entirely too lengthy.
In fact, it’s difficult to write a blog post for this Thanksgiving, because expressing my gratitude always seems inadequate. I don’t really need a holiday to help me reflect on what I need to be thankful for – it surrounds me. Nevertheless, I know I take many of things for granted on a daily basis – guilty. Ultimately we are grateful for God’s forgiveness, grace, and mercy in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, for our salvation. He’s our only hope!
I decided after reading a friend’s blog (thanks, Em for the idea) to do an acrostic to help me highlight just a FEW(not an exhaustive list by any means) on my list this year…….
T – oday! Each day really is a gift. Every night, Brad and I have a routine of going into the boys room before we go to bed and watching them sleep for a few moments. It’s such a precious time. Everyday this brings us to thankfulness.
H – elpers! How could have we survived without you? These boys are chunks today because you helped us feed them! A special thank you to: Tami, Kaitlin, Jamie, Joan, Cindy, Christianne, Sally, Moms, Sheri, Katrina, Cindy H, Carolyn, Grammie Pammie, Kathy H., Sharon G, Natalie, Sarah, Caileigh, and so many other faithful volunteers.
A – merica! The Land of the Free. After all, it’s what this holiday is about…..
N -ights Out! It’s always a treat to get a date or even an errand run with my sweetie. Building and maintaining our relationship has been key to getting through these last months. I’m grateful for a husband who still likes to date his wife and treat her as his prize.
K -indness! We’ve been treated kindly by so many around us – our church family, our pediatrician and nurse, co-workers and former co-workers, even strangers (including many of you blog readers) who have supported and encouraged us in a variety of ways.
F -amily! You have been a true provision this year. We thank God for each of you!
U – niqueness! I love how we have quadruplets, yet God has created them as unique individuals! Their personalities are revealed a little more each day. They cry, smile, laugh, eat, sleep, play, even poop differently!
L – ife! We have been given four precious lives and the privilege of watching them grow. Henry, Isaac, Clark, and Brooks are a GIFT. Thanks be to our great God for sparing their lives (and my own).
We are extremely 4tunate!