I have so much to be thankful for right now. I find myself in awe of His goodness and grace in my life. Every morning before I get out of bed I recount, put myself in remembrance of, a testimony of His goodness in our lives. I make myself remember all the times He's provided for us. All the times He gave me favor. All the times He gave me Mercy!!
Just recently a friend asked if we would allow her family to "adopt" mine for Christmas this year. She asked for a Christmas list for each of us! As I am currently unemployed, this is a HUGE blessing!! I have also received several anonymous gift cards in the mail for Walmart and Gas! God knows our every need and is WELL able to provide for us! I am also grateful for all the yummy homecooked meals that we've received since coming home from the hospital. And I've really enjoyed the wonderful visits to my home as well. A special thank you for the friends who think of me each week as they grocery shop and pick up "deals" for my family. Thank you!!
Just as special to this mama's heart are the words that came from my daughter's hearts this week. God opened a window and let me see what He is doing in them!! We have a friend in a desperate situation right now. Her husband lost his job, they lost their house, she's pregnant and now has cancer. She's walked away from the Lord and my heart is just breaking for her. My girls know everything about the situation and have prayed for this family every day since they heard. And do you know what they pray for? Of all the things they could pray for.....they pray for the new baby's health and they pray for their marriage! For those of you who don't know, my girls have never known the love of a father. My ex-husband left us after the birth of my third daughter. So for them to be so sensitive to this need.....I'm grateful for the work that HE is doing in them!! Although I have never been able to model the marriage relationship for them firsthand, we have The Word of God!! I'm so glad He's not limited!!
And finally tonight when I was tucking in the girls, Rosebud told me that she was so glad that "I" was her mom and not someone else! That I was the perfect mom for her and that she didn't want any other mom! She was glad that God gave her to me! How sweet is that?!?!? She often tells me sweet things, but tonight....I really needed to hear it!
Thank you Lord for reminding me how blessed I am!! I love you!!