"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.
My super cute niece.
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:
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).