14 Days of Gratitude–Day 3

I am thankful for:
Day 1.  Jesus Christ
Day 2.  The Bible

Day 3.  My parents

The third thing I’m thankful for are my parents.  God, thank-you for giving me one of the best gifts in the world! My mom and my dad have looked after me, have taught me, have loved me my whole life. I am so blessed with my parents!

My mom, even now, always tries to care for me so gently.  This past week she brought me some corn from her garden but she didn’t just plop it in a bag and give it to me.  She husked it, cleaned off the silk, washed it and put it in zip lock bags and brought it to me!  She has consistently given up things for herself for me and my brother and sister.  Especially her time.  I remember when I was a child I wanted the Barbie doll bed that I saw on TV.  I only had one Barbie and I wanted her to have a bed.  My parents didn’t have a lot of money so they couldn’t afford the expensive plastic bed so my mom gathered together left over bits and pieces and spent hours cutting, staining, sewing, crochetting and assembling a hand made wooden bed with real hand made sheets, pillow and afghan.  It was my prize possession for much of my childhood!

My dad has always been there for me. Even now if I call him in desperate need of help with my furnace or car or something he always takes the time to walk me through what I need to do.  When he comes to visit I always have a “Daddy-do list” for him and he never complains!  I specifically remember one time when I drove to my Grandmother’s from University for a celebration I noticed something funny with my car.  When I arrived at Grandma’s house I saw my dad resplendent in the only suit he owned, and yet when he heard that I was having car trouble he was down on his hands and knees checking under my car immediately! Only suit and all!

Thank-you, God, for the great blessing of my parents!

I could continue to praise You, God, all day for this precious gift of Yours to me!



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