Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday Link Up - v 9

{a weekly link up}

Welcome back!

I found the pin above last night and I think that pretty much sums up my motivation behind this link up.  Giving thanks isn't just for Thanksgiving, but for all times.  We should always give thanks - in every situation, good or bad.

I am beyond blown away and beyond thankful for the growth that my blog has seen just this month alone.  I am grateful for loyal readers, for bloggy friends old and new, and for anyone who stops in - for the first time or for the hundredth time!  I am sincerely grateful to have the opportunity reach out to people through this platform.  It is all for Him.

I am thankful for the opportunity to do an ongoing adoption fundraiser in my Etsy shop for my friend Jessica.  Buy a coffee sleeve for $4 and I will give Jessica's family $3 per sleeve sold.  I have now given Jessica a total of $57 through this fundraiser!  I am grateful, as is she, for your generosity and support!  I am honored to be contributing to this very worthy cause!  I am also looking at some new patterns, so look for those in the {hopefully} not too distant future!

I am so thankful for my little Etsy shop.  I am thankful for each and every sale.  It's just a little business, but each sale has meant so much to me.  Thank you and thank you for your generosity in supporting the adoption fundraiser above!

I am always beyond thankful to have an amazing church home.  I am continually blessed by the love that I have been shown by our church family.  Whether it's through church staff, worship choir, Sisterhood, Won by One {special needs ministry} or friends we know from church, our family has been richly blessed in so many ways.

I am so incredibly thankful for a wonderful family.  For all they do to support us, I am so grateful.  
I am so very thankful for my amazing husband and for all he does to support this family.

I am thankful for the roof over my head {even if it is a small 2 bedroom apartment}, clothes on my back {even if they are nowhere near stylish}, food on my plate, and a husband with a steady income.  Even when times are challenging, I know that God provides in many ways, and for that I am grateful.

I am thankful for the home nursing care that Peyton receives.  Even though it is not ideal in terms of the hours we get, it has blessed us more than you can know.  It's tough - to get more hours, she needs to be sick be sick enough, she needs to wind up in the hospital...we have home nursing so we can try to avoid that...but without enough hours.... {you see how this is going???}

And, last but truly first, I am thankful to God.  Thankful that He is always faithful, loving, merciful, and never-failing.  I am thankful for His grace when I fail and for always being there to show me the right path.  I am thankful for his gracious healing, for inspiration, and for hearing my prayers.  I am thankful for the patience He grants me when the answers to those prayers seem to take a lot longer than expected or they don't come in the way I expected.  I am grateful for the abundance of goodness which has blessed our family this week. I am grateful for new mercies for me each morning.

Psalm 9:1 (NIV)
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful heart with us :) LOVED reading this post. I hope people who need God will read this post.

    THanks for the great link up too - I am now following!!

    I am thankful to have come across your blog :)

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life


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