Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving and Thankfulness

We had a wonderful time in Arkansas for Thanksgiving. Being with family is always a great way to spend the holidays. My niece and nephew got to spend a couple of days with us. Malachi absolutely loves them. Thanksgiving day we went to my grandparents. All of my mom's family gets together and has Thanksgiving lunch. I'm so blessed that I still have my granny and grandpa. I'm sooo thankful that they were able to meet Lawson and see Malachi again. It was good to see everyone again. I wish it was more than once a year. We had lots of fun watching Malachi play with Jordan and Addison. I would just love for them to live close together. Since Addison and Jordan won't be able to come to Malachi's birthday party, they decided to have a little party at my mom and dad's. Addison decorated Malachi's cake all by herself. :) Friday we watched the Arkansas/LSU game. Boo. Boo. Boo. That's all I can say. It was a great Thanksgiving break. We loved having Nick home with us all week. We are so looking forward to these next 3 weeks passing quickly so he can be on Christmas break.

I'm so thankful for my family and that we have each other. On 60 minutes tonight they were interviewing homeless children. Two kids lived with their dad in a truck. Their mom passed away and the dad was a carpenter doing what he could to make it. Listening to this 15 year old girl and 13 year boy talk you would think they lived in a home. They were so mature and so thankful for what they did have. The girl said that she would see other homeless people and want to help them. Amazing. The kids were simply amazing. And they made me realize once again, that even though we are not rich, we have a roof over our head, warm food to eat, and a warm place to sleep. Thank you Lord.

On the way to Arkansas the Lord really showed us that he hasn't forgot us. On three different accounts he showed his faithfulness to us. One was our gas that we got. Nick used our debit card and got gas. He couldn't remember if he paid for it so he decided to go in and get a receipt just to make sure. When he looked at the receipt it showed paid but with a MasterCard. Still didn't think anything about it. Someone else had paid for our gas. Coincidence? Maybe. A mess up by that person? Possibly. But with the other two things that had taken place we knew it was God. Our tank had been filled and we didn't have to pay. Not a lot of money at the end of this month so driving to Arkansas was like a wing and a prayer. But once again, God showed himself to us. He wanted us to be reminded that we can trust him with EVERYTHING. I hope this Thanksgiving that there was something to remind you that God is for you. He hasn't forgot about you. Just keep trusting him. Pastor Bear and the worship team sang a song this morning and this is the part that burns so deep in my heart and mind. "And right now, in the good times and bad. You are on your throne. You are God alone."
My Sweet Grandparents

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