Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankfulness

Ok, so I'm sitting here listening to Christmas music and drinking almond flavored coffee (yum!) and I just realized I haven't written ONE post this month about what I'm thankful for. Now that is unacceptable! Since Thanksgiving is on the 26th this month, I think I'll list 26 things that I am thankful for :-)

1. I am so thankful for a God that understands my weakness, loves me in spite of it, and can't wait to forgive and help me when I ask.
Hebrews 4:15-16- For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

2. I am thankful for the hardworking, handsome, loving, godly husband God has blessed me with.



3. I am thankful for my godly, loving parents, and all of my brothers and sisters- handsome, pretty, cute, funny, smart, creative, sometimes aggravating, always a blessing. I love 'em! ;-)



4. I'm thankful for Josh's parents, and that they are so close by.



5. I am thankful for grandparents!









6. I am thankful for a beautiful place to live.







7. I'm thankful for Patrick Christopher -aka- Pat C. (formerly known as Patsy).



8. And yes, I'm thankful for Bell, even if she is a pain sometimes :-)



9. I'm thankful for health- my own and my entire family's.

10. I'm thankful for majestic beauty in God's creation.






11. I am thankful for the beauty in the tiny things that we sometimes miss.


(Frost on our porch railing)






12. I'm thankful for baby's smiles :-)



13. I'm thankful for almond flavored coffee :-)

14. I'm thankful for Alabama Christmas music :-)

15. I'm thankful for long walks in the country, sometimes with friends, in which we take pictures like these:







16. I'm so thankful and excited that my family is coming up for a visit next month!!!!!!!!!!

17. I'm very thankful that Josh has LOTS of work during a time in our country when a lot of people don't.

18. I am grateful to God for blessing me with all of these things even though I don't deserve them.

19. I'm thankful for humor :-)






Pat C. and Josh watching football :-)

20. I'm thankful for pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scented candles.....

21. I'm thankful for heaters to heat the house when it's cold outside.

22. I'm thankful that my mom taught me how to cook and bake.

23. I'm thankful that my parents taught me a better way to fall in love and get married besides dating.

Me and Josh about 10 minutes after he proposed to me :-)

24. I'm thankful for digital cameras:-)

25. I'm thankful for all of you people that read this blog, and the blessing of meeting most of you in person, and getting to know the rest of you a little through our blogs ;-)

26. I'm thankful for a holiday that encourages us to dwell on all of the things we have to be thankful for :-)

I could list more, but you wouldn't have time to read it all, and I wouldn't have time to get a lot of the things done today that I need to do. So, I hope you all are having a WONDERFUL day, week, month and year. We really are Richly Blessed aren't we?!

Brittany

9 comments:

LadySnow said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for. :-)

Marci said...

Plus, we are thankful for you!!!

Marci said...

A great list!!!

Mrs. Burnsed said...

What a sweet post Brittany. You take really great photographs too!
Your post reminds me of 1 Timothy 6:6 "Godliness with contentment is great gain". It is always refreshing to hear the saints content and thankful for all that God has done. Your thankfulness is contagious...Thank you!
Hope you have a HAPPY Thanksgiving!
Love,
Mrs.Burnsed

Lauren Brittany said...

Thanks for posting this, Brittany!
I enjoyed it.

I'm thankful for YOU!
:)

Your sister,
~Lauren

Rachel said...

I loved your post Britt! (That's quite the crew you walk with btw LOL!) Your "humor" pics are great!!! Is that your shirt that Josh was trying to get on? :-) And I think you should wear that hat on your next date. GRIN!
I'm thankful for you too. :-)
Rach

Jeff said...

Your Dad is a snappy dresser.

Nancy said...

What a sweet post. I enjoyed it very much!

Sharri said...

I loved this post Brittany! You are so sweet spirited! :)