Thursday, January 1, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY

These are just random things that come to my mind when I think of what I am/was thankful for in 2008! I'm sure I've mentioned one or more of them at one time or another. God is good all the time! I am a work in progress, and oh so thankful for His grace!! To read more TT, or to share what you are thankful for, click here.
  • I was thankful that my children were basically healthy the entire year.
  • I was/am thankful for my husband being employed! There are so many people out of work. So, I thank God for his job, and for the stability thus far.
  • I was/am thankful for the new curriculum that we switched to. It has been such a blessing! It has brought us back on track, and I feel like the kids have been learning so much in the last few months.
  • I was/am thankful for another year to be a stay at home mom. This is my 10th year, and I can't even imagine doing anything else.
  • I was/am thankful for my spiritual growth, although I'm not where I want to be. I'm so blessed to have friends that have been walking with the Lord longer than I, and I am so encouraged by them!
  • I am so thankful for friendships that are rooted in the Lord. I can feel the bonds strengthening each time I spend with them.
  • I was/am thankful for another year with our parents here on this earth. This gives us more time to share about the Lord, and to pray for them to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • I was/am thankful to see how God worked so miraculously in our friends lives during a devastating time. She lost her husband suddenly, and we were able to witness Gods strength and faithfulness to her and her children. I'm still amazed at how God is working in their lives. We all know that her husband is in the presence of the Lord, and that's what gives them peace. They know, and we know that we will see him again, one day!!
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18 comments:

Denise said...

May God bless you in 2009, and beyond my friend.

blueviolet said...

I loved reading your list. You are such a wonderful person and I'm glad to know you. God bless!

Stacy said...

Yes God is so good!!!

Hope you have a great 2009!

Sweet Blessings said...

I'm thankful you enjoyed and received those things as well! May 2009 be a continuation of the Lord's blessings on you! Amanda:)

Kelly said...

Great list! Happy 2009! The best is yet to come!

He And Me + 3 said...

Alicia,

You had and have so much to be thankful for. Happy New Year to you and your family! So glad we met via blogging this year!
XO,
Mimi

McCrakensx4 said...

So glad that we have met via bloggyland! May God continue to bless you throughout the new year. Happy 2009 my friend!
~Stacey

All these B's and Me! said...

2009 is going to ROCK for you! Your a great person with a wonderful family. ;o)

Jill said...

Alicia - a beautiful thankful list!

I'm so touched by your heart!

I am so thankful to have met you this year and look forward to all that God has in store for us in 2009!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Jennifer said...

Beautiful list of thankfuls from 2008! May 2009 be even better.

Happy New Year and Happy TT!

Lisa said...

Alicia, I am so thankful to have met you in blog land. I feel like you are one of my Filipino relatives, I really enjoy coming to your blog to see your family.
May you and your family have the most awesome 2009.

Laura said...

I need to participate one of these days. Sometimes we forget just how thankful we should be. This is a great meme! Love your list :)

Happy New Year!!

Grammy said...

I am so glad 2008 was so good to you and hope 2009 brings you many blessings.

Debra said...

Oh Alicia,

I love your thankful heart! And I have enjoyed being your bloggy friend this year!

May the Lord bless you and your family abundantly in 2009. I look forward to gleaning from you and growing in our walks with the Lord!

Blessings to you, my sweet friend.

Named Alicia said...

What a great list my friend!
Happy New Year!
May you have a blessed 2009!

{{{Hugs}}}

Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful TT list. What strength there is - to find happiness in the midst of sadness. I pray your friend continues to see God working in and through her as He helps her deal with the loss of her husband.

Daphine said...

Great list! I have to get back to posting my Thankful Thursday!

Have a great evening!

Jane Anne said...

I enjoyed reading your list. It was refreshing and encouraging- I am thankful for so many of the same things: from being a mom to my spiritual growth.