Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thanksgiving is Therapeutic

Reasons to be thankful abound:

Thank You Lord, God of heaven and earth, for these many blessings....





For warm September days spent enjoying the change of color outside.





For a little boy who "loves to go to God's house and learn of Jesus' love"... For his sincere desire to learn Scripture verses and follow God's ways (even though it is hard at times to obey his mother and father or the teacher, but that's a story for another time)





For a morning that started with prayer.





For a daughter who is growing so fast...her "adult" front teeth communicate the obvious. She's smart and loving and always wants to do what's right. I am so proud of her initiative in planning See You at the Pole this year for her classmates.





For friends who lift my spirits with their laughter and the sharing of burdens.





And, appropriately, for our dear Iris, who faithfully hosts this weekly exercise of thankful therapy! It's Iris' birthday soon and I'm so glad I met Iris so I wanted to say,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRIS!





14 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Enjoyed reading your list. I too love the change of color the season brings. Great birthday cake!

Lynn said...

Girl... I always feel a part of your family. The way you always draw me in..

I love the fall and to hear about your children and their love for Jesus thrills my heart. Have a wonderful day.

Pia said...

For friends who lift my spirits with their laughter and the sharing of burdens. - i can very much relate. i thank God for friends.

happy TT and God bless! ♥

Susan said...

Hey Heather,

Great thankful list. And boy does that cake look good!!

I'll be dreaming about that tonight.

Thanks for stopping by the other day.

Happy TT~

Darlene said...

Great list of Thanks. We had See you at the Pole at school today. The program was so good. It is great to see young people on fire for God.
Sweet Blessings,
Darlene

Susanne said...

Wonderful post, Heather. I, too am thankful for my growing children. Hope your day is blessed beyond measure!

Laurie Ann said...

Wonderfully thankful post. I'm thankful your daughter took the initiative in planning that, too! You must be proud of her. And, may I have a slice of that cake to go with my coffee? It looks delicious! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Always good to read your TT post! Hope you have a blessed day!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Melanie said...

Being thankful is truly therapeutic! Works for me everytime.

Happy Thankful Thursday, Heather!

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

I enjoyed reading of your thanks and wish you a great day!

The Olson's: said...

"For a little boy who loves to go to God's house...even though it's hard at times to obey...". Ah yes! I can relate!

This is a very thoughtful list. And thanks for sharing that it's Iris' birthday soon.

Happy TT,
~ Leanne

Jerralea said...

I love the title you gave your post -- Thanksgiving is Therapeutic. That's so true, counting your blessings ALWAYS makes you feel better!

mama meji said...

Wonderful post! That mysterious bit about your son made me smile. But it's definitely great to have a good son who wants to learn the words of God.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Fall is my favorite time of year!!! Leaves haven't changed much here yet though! This was the first year my son participated in See you at the Pole! I was so proud when he told me he prayed!