Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So Thankful!

Wow! What a year we've had! The biggies were going to Zambia and contemplating moving there and now expecting our 6th baby. (I got to hear the heartbeat yesterday and I can feel it moving now that I'm 17 weeks!) We have been anticipating Jason being laid off work in November and because of that we didn't replace his commuter car when it died back in September. My husband drove a 1993 Honda Civic ("Zoomie" or "Dad's sports car" as the children called it) for 16 years. Well, 2 days before his job ended the president of the company called for him to run his own job down in Corvallis and they gave him a company truck and gas card! YEAH! Two answers to prayer in one day! Then, my parents called a few days ago and said that they wanted to bring us their fancy BBQ (ours died on the 4th of July) wrapped in....their 2006 Chrysler Town & Country deluxe minivan, for us! WOW again! (The Lord knows I hate buying cars and He has spared me!) But I really am thankful for the little things that make such a big difference in life like firewood to keep us warm, a roof that doesn't leak, cupboards full of food, 5 healthy children, a hard-working husband, supportive family, a fantastic church and shelves of books to read during the long winter.
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good....Bless the Lord O my soul!" Psalm 103


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful post about God's blessings. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You have a beautiful family.

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

We don't even have running water today.... WOW-- guess you all are blessed!
The Strangs

Anna said...

I really enjoy reading your posts. You are a real Godly model and example to younger women, including me!
And your sweet baby, Mary Beth, looks sooo much like pictures of me when I was a baby! I mean, really! Every time you post a picture of her she looks just like my own baby pictures! It's crazy. God bless you and your dear family!

Angie Tolpin said...

Wow! God does provide doesn't he sister! Thanks for sharing with us all. It is a good reminder that He really knows our needs and will provide in due time. Praise the Lord, O My Soul!