Several months ago, my son Zac said to me, "Mom, sometimes I think God let Daddy be sick so I could learn compassion and love." When I told Dave, he said, "That would make all this worth it."
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for my husband who, though he wasn't given a choice, would have willingly given up his health to help his son. He is a true example of Christ to me.
I'm thankful for my son, who wants to follow Christ and learn how to love others, even when it hurts.
I'm thankful for my daughter, whose smile and desire to help me cook warms my heart.
I'm thankful for the best stuffing on earth (my SIL's!).
And for my SIL who makes it and welcomes us into her home with fun and love.
For our beloved parents.
For family to laugh and cry with.
For friends and our church.
For a roof over our heads and enough food to eat.
For the trial of Dave's Lyme disease--which has brought us much heartache, but has also taught me how to love, and has drawn me closer to my family and to God.
And I'm thankful for my Lord, who has carried us through many difficult years. "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song."
May God grant you many things to be thankful for, whether in abundance or the lack of it, as you trust in Him.
Happy Thanksgiving! Merry :-)