For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Thankful for Friday!

Hooray for Friday! Do you feel that way? I don't know why, but I just love Friday. :)

This week, as always, I have so much to be thankful for. We are truly blessed! So, this week I am so thankful for:

  • The reason for this wonderful season...Jesus Christ! His birth changed the world!
  • My husband's job, we are truly blessed to have him still working. God is providing for us in ways that never cease to amaze me!
  • My jobs, even if I'd love to not have to work, at least I know it is another way that the Lord is providing for us.
  • Our home, warm and cozy.
  • A full pantry and nearly full freezer. We butchered our chickens a week ago and have many tasty meals ahead. Our steer will be butchered in the next couple of weeks also and we'll have plenty of meat to see us through the rest of the year and into the spring and summer.
  • My marriage, I am continually reminded at how wonderful my marriage is. I am blessed beyond measure to have such a wonderful relationship with this man. We had struggles early on in our marriage, but we are closer now than I ever thought we could be.
  • My kids, amazingly smart and hard working. We all have our days, but I love them, they are a true blessing!
  • Our place here and all of the projects that seem to never get finished. It is ours and we are living our dream.
  • Friends and family that make my days so much more meaningful and rich!
  • The chance to spend a day shopping with a dear friend that I don't get to see often enough. She is in town for the weekend and is making a day to spend with me. I love it!! :)
Have an amazingly wonderful weekend with your family and friends. As the old song says, don't forget to "count your blessings". I promise you, it will change your outlook on your current situation. We are all continually blessed...even in the hardest of times. We just sometimes have to look a bit harder at some times than others. The blessings ARE there.

5 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

So much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing.
blessings,
ashley

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a wonderful list! You sound so content!

Jessica said...

Valerie,
I have been trying forever to figure out how to leave you a comment!
Our blogs do not seem to be "friendly" in the comment department. And then, it finally dawned on me to see if my daughter could leave you a comment and she can! ;o)
I'm not sure if you still come by or not, but I wanted to tell you that I read your blog and appreciate so much all of the kind and encouraging comments you have left me in the past. I also wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love, Kristin
Sweet Country Life

Valerie said...

Kristin,

I'm not sure why you couldn't leave a comment with your account. How strange. I LOVE your blog and love to read the updates you post. :) Life is rather busy for me and finding time to keep up with everyone has been hard, but I do try to stop by when time allows.

Praying your family has a very blessed and merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Gratitue is such an amzing thing. And when you show your thankfulness you are blessed even more. Thank you for sharing and hoping your cup will continue to runneth over.

Thank you for stopping by our blog.

Blessings, Elizabeth

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