Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The last few days have been very difficult for me. I've been unusually tired and kind of grumpy, so I thought I'd join in thankful Thursday this week to remember to count my blessings. Actually, not just count my blessings but to take the time to actually be grateful.

I am truly thankful for my husband. He works so hard, is always worn down when he comes home and still takes time to put the girls in the bath and to bed. He prays with them and over them and tells my 4 year old an original story every night at bedtime. He works with the kids at church twice a week and makes time for his parents. I definitely married up. :) Michael is a good man.

I am so thankful for Lilla, my 4 1/2 year old. She is silly and smart, she's a thinker and a fighter, she's strong willed and tender hearted, she loves the Lord and can memorize scripture like no other 4 year old I know. She is musical and artistic and is always impressing me with the thoughts that she shares. Lilla is a gift.

I am so thankful for my Anna. She is an almost 2 year old ball of energy. She keeps me on my toes and our family laughing. She is curious and mechanical, a giggler and a screamer, she let's nothing stand in her way and often overpowers Lilla. Then she follows it up with the sweetest hugs and pats you ever got. Anna is a treasure.

What are you thankful for in your family members?

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LaughingLady said...

BEAUTIFUL post, my new friend! You do have some amazing treasures there!

Further to my post (thanks for visiting!), I should maybe have clarified that actively practicing gratitude won't necessarily change circumstances in life, and bad days will still happen, but it does an amazing transforming work on the heart attitude, which makes the whole difference.

I trust you will find it that way, too! ♥

MrsHillyG said...

Your kids are ADORABLE! They are definitely something to be thankful for! (Love Lilla's hat by the way)

Harter said...

What wonderful blessings God has placed in your life!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

pam said...

Glory...your girls are adorable. I imagine your hubby thinks very highly of you!

LaVonne said...

It is so easy to get grumpy and snippy at other people in our families. I hate when I get like that. I have been praying about it a lot lately. I do need more patience and love.

Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful family.


LAURIE said...

What a beautiful family you have! Truly something to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing your grateful heart with us today over at TT!

Joan said...

You have a lovely family! Truly a blessing.

Pia said...

such lovely family. what a blessing you got.

jhunnelle said...

You're so blessed, you're kids are adorable.


Amanda said...

I love these pictures... and LOVE your heart for your family!! You are such a blessing to them and so many. I am so, SO lucky to know you sweet girl!


gail said...

I love watching your children grow! Hugs to all, g

Brigette Joy said...

It is obvious that God designed us to be in families. When done right they are so great!