As we approach Thanksgiving and I keep reading all of the “Thankful” posts I can’t help but become thankful in my own life. Last year, this time we were dealing with having two new babies and one being terminally ill and not knowing at the time that he wasn’t going to make it. This year has been an adjustment but God has been very faithful! Its been a journey but we are here for the ride…we know that through any storm there is a blessing!
At this moment, I am sitting here in the waiting area while Emma gets her ear tubes checked and DJ is looking at the fish in the aquarium. Daddy is in the appointment with Emma…because he is her teddy bear and safety blanket! I was scrolling through my emails and I read and email about letting go of the life we planned and embracing life as it comes. This hasn’t always been an easy thing for me to do, I always come up with a plan but I am always reminded that God is in Control!
In embracing my current life, I sit and think of how much of a blessing it is to be sitting in this waiting room watching DJ check out the fish.
I’m sitting here Thankful for Darrick being able to get off work for this appointment, because when I brought Emma the first time she wanted no parts of the Audiologist Team! She cried a little bit today, but nothing like before.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to be home with my babies! I’ve tried many times to find a job, a part time job…something to get me out the house for a couple of hours and get adult interaction, but my dream has been to blog and earn a full-time income. But like I said God has a way of showing you who is in control…and I have been home with the babies. And Im not quite at that full-time goal but I am at a part-time goal and I am THANKFUL!!! God never says no without another plan!!! My father used to always say that you must crawl before you walk…and I’m crawling and praying!! Ha!
I may not be where I want to be in life but I am thankful for exactly where I am! I have been through a lot to get to this particular place and I dont plan on stopping now!
As a family we have written out our goals on our “Vision Sheet”…didnt have time to do a board so we wrote a list together and it is taped on the wall in our room and bathroom. Each time we look at it we are reminded of things we are working on as a family, and individually. And we pray nonstop for these things. We pray together every morning and we pray for the list in our own prayers. This has really helped me out a lot because in working towards goals you can get stagnant but with a visual list, your goals are right in your face! And as we accomplish things we knock them off the list…and let me tell you nothing feels better than crossing a goal off the list!
What are you THANKFUL for this season?