(I like to hyphenate Thanksgiving because it reminds me that it’s a day of giving thanks, rather than just a name on a calendar).
I’m thankful for home.
I’m thankful for mommy, and her example of humility – spending her evenings correcting schoolwork and planning schedules, cooking… coming to us to apol0gize when often we should be the ones going to her.
I’m thankful that God gave me hands so I can play bake, sew, write, and play music, even though they’re so small that I have trouble playing octaves sometimes.
I’m thankful for Cait, and her wonderful friendship, love and advice. And all of those nights lately where I come into your room to say goodnight and stay for an hour.
I’m thankful that God’s in control of the world.
I’m thankful for Daddy and the way he so beautifully fulfills his role of prophet, priest, protector, and provider for our family.
I’m thankful for our wonderful house, even though so often it seems way too big – though with 4 of us in the kitchen this afternoon wanting to use the oven and counters it seemed way too small!
I’m thankful for Candace, and the way she shows her love to all of us in gifts, hugs and kisses. Even more, I’m grateful to God for the work He’s been doing in her life.
I’m thankful for food, not just to survive, but the way God so creatively put variety of flavors and textures into His creation.
I’m thankful for Nate and his sensitive spirit. I hope that he never outgrows it. I’m very blessed to have such a wonderful brother, and it’s so exciting to watch as he grows up.
I’m thankful for the gift of music.
I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit.
I’m thankful for the way my parents have taken the time to teach me how to think biblically.