14 Days of Gratitude–Day 6

I am thankful for:
Day 1.  Jesus Christ
Day 2.  The Bible
Day 3.  My parents
Day 4.  My Grandmother
Day 5. God’s Holy Spirit

So, I had intended to be finished the 14 Days of Gratitude by Thanksgiving, but since Thanksgiving is today, I think I will have to rethink my plan.  Seeing as American Thanksgiving is a while off yet, I will continue until either I am done the 14 days or until Thanksgiving in the US.  Whew…bought myself a few more weeks!

Day 6.  My nephews, Caleb and Joshua.

Batman and Robin (Secret identities--Caleb and Josh)

Batman and Robin (Secret identities–Caleb and Josh)

The sixth thing I’m thankful for are my delightful, fabulous, hilarious, mischievous, crazy nephews!  Caleb is 7 and Josh is 4.  They are both very clever and fun.  They love superheroes and spies and Star Wars.  Yes, I have a Princess Leia costume…there was a Star Wars birthday party…anyway!

They bring love and fun to my life!  I get to imagine and run and wrestle and jump and sing and tell stories with them–such fun for an auntie who really is just a kid in an adult suit!!

I want to be their mentor.  I want them to learn to love Jesus and grow up to be like Him.  They are such precious little princes!

Thank-you, God, for my wonderful little nephews!

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

Thank-you!

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14 Days of Gratitude–Day 4

I am thankful for:
Day 1.  Jesus Christ
Day 2.  The Bible
Day 3.  My parents

Day 4.  My Grandmother, Lynden

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The fourth thing I’m thankful for is my wonderful Grandmother, Lynden.  I just went to her 90th Birthday party…and she had just finished harvesting her potatoes and tomatoes!  (with a little help!).  Yes, she says she’s slowing down a bit but she still lives on her own (for now) and looks after all her flowers.

She is so delighted any time I call!  She loves her family so much and is almost moved to tears just by a visit.  She poured so much of her life into her family and now she gets a simple enjoyment in joining in their victories and challenges, listening to their stories of adventure and looking at all the many pictures of their lives.

My Grandmother is one of my heros.  Regardless of the changing situations over the past 90 years she has always had calm and practical attitude which has kept her well throughout.  Someday I hope to be like her.

Thank-you, God, for my beautiful Grandmother!

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

Thank-you!

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!

Thank-you!