26 November, 2010

Give Thanks

When I first thought of titling this post, a song popped into my head. It's a pretty popular one, if a little bit outdated. "Forever" by Chris Tomlin.

"Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King, His love endures forever."

That's the way today should be spent. Thanking God for His great love, His great sacrifice and for His many blessings. What better way to spend Thanksgiving than to praise God?! I don't have family around me today, and I have very few distractions. I'm not cooking or cleaning. I'm sitting on my couch halfway watching the Macy's parade. I think it's only fitting that I thank God for the things I have instead of focusing on things I don't have around me today - my husband, my family, my bestest friends, etc. 

Instead, I'll be thankful for everything He's given me:

A wonderful, loving, sacrificial husband.

Taken at their Thanksgiving concert. Joe is behind Santa, just to the right.

A family that cares about me. 

In-laws that have become family.

My Savior, who paid for my sin (and everyone else's too!) on the cross.

My bestie. She keeps me sane, speaks Truth into my life and calls me out on my crap even if I don't want to hear it.

Taken when she visited me this summer. =)

My new friends here on the island. 

Jasper. =) 

My super cute niece. 

My silly and strange nephew.

He's the one on the far right with the Justin Bieber hair. *sigh*

The opportunity to live in Hawaii where it's warm... Even though I don't always like being here.

A roof over my head.

Food in my fridge and pantry.

A car to drive.

That pesky insurance that the Army pays for.

That little thing called a paycheck the Army deposits into our account twice a month.

My freedom, which is paid for by men and women who have fought proudly for this country.

Little things like:


My computer

My iPhone


Phone calls from my husband

The internet connection that we pay way too much for.

My bloggie friends.

The Donut of Misery that is looking more green these days.

And many, many other things... Just too much to list.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my lovely readers and friends!

P.S. Please send me your fall photos! This is the last week!!
Because of the holiday, I'll wait to post the pictures and voting poll until Friday night (my time).


♥ Annie ♥ said...

Happy Thanksgiving chickadee!

Lacey said...

i love chris tomlin!!

Susan said...

Just blogging around this evening and found your blog. My husband is a 20 year retired Air Force. The deployments are tough, well when we were in we called them TDY's or is there a difference. All I know is my second child was born while my hubby was in Thailand. Seemed like he traveled the world, while I stayed home. He was in Italy, Germany, Turkey, The Dominion Republic, (that is when we had the aborted attempt to go into Haiti that time many years ago,), and also Egypt. Then my oldest son fought on the front lines of the first Gulf War in a heavy artillery unit. But now hubby p has been retired since 1995, and I sure do appreciate the retirement check and the medical care. So hang in there my dear. Just try to keep busy, blogging is a neat hobby. I started when I stopped smoking 2 and a half years ago. And yes, that is a success story in itself, for the relapse rate is very high for smokers. But I was diagnosed with emphysema six months after I quit, so to resume smoking is to die, so I don't really miss it.
Well thank you for letting me visit, and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, and next year I hope hubby will be home to celebrate with you.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Such wonderful things to have and be grateful for!!