However, God has surprised me in ways that I can hardly believe and that take my breath away when I think about it. He has walked beside me through a season so rough and painful that "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD." (Psalm 27:13) Amazing how when you are at the bottom lowest spiritually, emotionally, and even financially, you start to learn how to depend even more on God! :-) I'm so thankful for that lesson even though I have fears about ever having to relearn it.
All that said, I am so thankful this morning for the gifts of my family in my life:
- My husband, who provides for us so faithfully, disciplines and loves his daughters amazingly, and takes care of me so wonderfully. (And let me sleep until 8:30 this morning!) :-)
- My N1 ... all she wants is my attention and I am amazed at my selfishness in giving it to her. She is bubbly, inventive, and oh so BUSY!! I'm so thankful for her, and how much she loves her little sisters.
- My N2 ... my cuddle-bug and our hugger and kiss extrordinaire. She has the best belly laughs.
- My E ... our newest girl, with dark, dark hair, eyes like mine, and a button nose; with a love of being wrapped up tight and held close. We had a rocky start together, but she is finding her niche here in our family and is going to be so adored and spoiled by her sisters and Mama and Daddy. We can hardly stand how yummy she is.
So, so thankful.
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