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Wednesday, July 2

My First Thankful Thursday


The other night, I was lying awake in bed and thinking of all the different issues going on in my life. Normally, I take things pretty well, I emote, I deal and I move on. Right now though, it seems as if I’m getting hit from several directions, and so I found myself lying there stewing. It was during this time of stewing, that I had an epiphany of sorts. Yep, God spoke to my heart, right then and there. I understood that yes, things aren’t the easiest right now and Jeff and I are going through some stuff, but in actuality I am blessed in so many ways.

At that point, I started thinking about how I’m blessed. I looked over at my sleeping husband and realized what a huge blessing and gift he, and our marriage, is to me. And I decided it was time to start giving some thanks. So I found a new blog meme that I will be participating in. It is called Thankful Thursday. The purpose of this meme, is to remember to give thanks beyond Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know if I’ll participate every week, but I’m gonna try. I hope you enjoy my thankfulness and encourage you to pop over to the home of Thankful Thursday to read some more great thankful blogs.

So what am I thankful for? Well, I guess since it started with my wonderful hubby, I’ll give thanks for him and the fantastic marriage we have. He is my prince, my best friend and the love of my life. I know that I am a better person because he is in my life. He’s a great guy, a fantastic father and I admire him immensely.

We’ve been married for six years, and in all that time we’ve never had a serious fight. We’re keenly aware that the enemy likes nothing more than destroying families. We do disagree at times, but are committed to working it out. We respect each other, support each other and truly enjoy each other. I am so thankful, that during the times of our greatest adversities, we’ve drawn closer together (and to God), rather than drifting apart. Though we have faced some difficulties during our six years of marriage, it has been a great six years! And I am confident, that with love, respect and commitment (and maybe some help from God), this is just the beginning of a long, strong marriage. Lord, this is what I’m thankful for!

12 comments:

Pia said...

welcome to thankful thursday! thank you for sharing your list of thatnkfuls with us. a wonderful husband sure is a blessing from God.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Welcome to TT! I am sure you will love it! I am Tracy, too!!

I am thankful for my hubby as well.

Happy TT!

Susan said...

Hi Tracy,

Welcome to Thankful Thrusday! I'm glad you decided to join us over here.

Your blog is so beautiful, it's so nice to meet you.

I pray you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

Blessings♥

Kristi said...

Welcome! This is only my 2nd week and I just love it. I was explaining this meme to my mom and she said, "Oh, you can only do that once a week?" She's right, we can be thankful everyday but I so look forward to reading everyone's TT.

on the Rock said...

May God continue to bless your marriage:)

sharon said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!!! Great post...love the way you feel about your husband. God bless you.

Renee said...

Welcome to TT! I loved your list, your husband sounds like such a blessing. I love your blog too :)

Joanne Sher said...

WONDERFUL idea, Tracy! I actually do a daily grateful journal, and it has done wonders for my attitude. Of COURSE I don't mind being added to your blogroll - and I plan to add you to my list too.
See you here AND at FW!

The Liebers said...

My first Thankful Thursday post was about my husband as well. There are so many other things that I am thankful for, but almost all of them relate back to him somehow. I hope you will appreciate this weekly opportunity to list your blessings as much as I have.

eph2810 said...

I am so thrilled that God directed you to Thankful Thursday...and I am glad that you have joined in this week. Like you have mentioned - you don't have to participate every week - join in when you can.

Yes, marriage takes commitment - and strength we can get through Christ. I am glad that God has drawn you closer to each other when there some 'waves' in your marriage...

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

Josh said...

If we spent as much time giving thanks to God as we do complaining to him, then I can't imagine how much better our attitudes towards life would be.

This is a great idea, and I am so glad that you recognize the blessing that your marriage is. God sees your gratefulness, and I believe that is why he has blessed you with a solid and loving marriage.

I am thankful today for the finances that God has been trickling in to help me with various bills and things that have to be paid. I have been giving my tithe at church, and God has multiplied what I have given. Not that I give in order to get back, but it is nice to know that I serve a God who does indeed bless his children's obedience to him.

Rocks said...

Hi! your blog is so inspiring..keep it up!

can't thank GOD enough for my hubby too.