The other day Samuel was sitting on the couch and was counting. Nothing in front of him, just his fingers and he was counting. Now this isn't new, he has been counting for some time and can get up to 13 without getting off track, but usually he is counting something. Usually blocks, cars or cereal that he has scattered throughout (you know because he can reach the stuff on top of the frig), but that day he wasn't counting anything. So I asked him, "what are you counting Sam?" He looked at me as if I had three heads and none of them were working properly and replied, "I jus countin".
I said all that to say this.
So today I am saying, "I'm just countin, my blessings".
Yes, today friends I am contemplative and I am thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for, here a few:
~~ Knowing God and Him knowing, really knowing me. I am so thankful and wouldn't want to live this life without Him. God has carried me through really bad times and allowed me to dance on the mountain tops of life.
~~ My Husband, who, God bless him, puts up with me and has patience that is greater than Jobs. Lord knows I needed someone with patience.
~~My wonderful children that God has blessed me with and I love them more everyday. They never cease to amaze and amuse me. Even on the worst day, I wouldn't trade them for anything.
~~My parents, who are just the best!! I just can't even tell ya.
~~Good friends that love us and pray for us, even across the miles.
~~Great In-laws (not everyone can say that).
~~A roof over my head and food in my frig (that wears seat belts!).
~~Anointed mentors who still help frame our decisions.
~~Freedom to worship how I choose, dress how I choose and school my children how I choose.
Sometimes it is good to just sit down and think of how blessed we are. Sometimes we take for granted all that we have that doesn't have a price tag on it. I'm no millionaire, but the things I count as wealth are way more important and way better than money.
What are you all thankful for (all 2 of you that read this)? Comment back and tell me what you have been blessed with.
May each of you that drop by here remember all that God has done for you and have a thankful heart.
As I was typing this post, I heard something strange going on behind me, a noise that is not familiar. I turned and there sat my two year old blessing EMPTYING THE TISSUE BOX all over my couch. I'm truly thankful, I'm truly thankful, I'm truly thankful. . . . little booger.