As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, I reflect back on my life throughout the year and realize just how “Thankful” I am. I strive to show through myself to others just how appreciative and blessed my life is. I’ve been married for 20 years to a great man, have two awesome kids, local photographer, very active in my church and community and you know…..Sometimes we take for granted just how simple our lives should be. I’ve been working really hard at not running around and being so “busy” all the time. When I feel hurried or like I have too much going on, I just stop and ask God to intervene – to give me peace and make this day what he wants it to be!
Doing all I do is a lot of work, but I love every minute of it. Back in August, my pastor’s wife made a post on Facebook about needing someone to watch her baby. I prayed about it and told God if he wanted me to do, then open up some free time. So, I told her I could do it on Thursdays and she wrote me back and said “That was the only day that hadn’t been filled”. Love how God always makes things work out. Their little girl is now one years old and she brings such joy to my Thursdays now! I’m GIVING THANKS to God for letting me see that post and for trusting me to watch their child.
Last Thursday I knew I wouldn’t get to see her tomorrow because of Thanksgiving but I wanted to do something cute for her mom and dad, something they could keep as a memory and give to her when she gets older.
So, after her morning nap, we sat down and I traced her hand. I can’t believe she sat still long enough for me to do that LOL. I brought over all my crafty stuff and just made a simple little card for them out of her hand. It’s important to document our lives even at one years old.
I wanted to show my pastor and his wife just how thankful I am that I get to watch their little girl on Thursdays.
I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and as you go around the table or throughout the day, tell someone just how thankful you are!