Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful Monday.

Ahhh...another relaxing weekend in the books. It was highlighted by Christmas baking, Christmas decorating, and Christmas movie watching. Can you tell I'm PUMPED for Christmas?!? However, I would hate to look past the wonderful Thanksgiving holiday because, let's face it, I have so much to be thankful for.

My list of blessings seems never ending, but I wanted to take a little time this week to jot a couple of these down and to verbalize my thankfulness.

So, here goes...

Today I am especially thankful for an awesome God who has given me the gift of grace (among many, many others!). Day in and day out I find myself falling short of the glory of God, but He is patient, encouraging, and forgiving.

I'll be honest. The love of God used to be a mystery to me. I felt it. I needed it. I wanted it. But I didn't understand it. That was until I became a mom. Just hours after Addison was born, I remember holding her, staring at her, and thinking to myself, "I so totally get it now. I can't believe He loves me like this." It's an amazing concept, one I still have a hard time totally wrapping my brain around. But one thing is for sure, I am so beyond thankful for that love, patience, kindness, forgiveness, and grace. I pray daily that I will model just a fraction of His goodness to my own children.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings.

It seems as though I just committed myself to several days of posting/thanking, so stay tuned for tomorrow. I guess.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Isn't it awesome to think that He loves us even more than we love our own children?!

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