A time for thanks

SuperBoy awoke early this morning, so I brought him to bed with me.

Thank you, God, for morning snuggles with my son.

When we made our way out of bed and into the kitchen, The Drama Queen and Miss Attitude were getting their breakfast.

Thank you, God, for blessing my children with healthy, working bodies.

I worked in the kitchen, making pies and green bean casserole, cleaning up as I went.

Thank you, God, for running water, for electricity, for food and two good hands to prepare it.

As I was getting dressed, I could hear the kids fighting and yelling at each other and the puppy yelping.

Thank you, God, for Zoloft. 

We drove to Deputy Dad’s parents’ house for lunch.

Thank you, God, for our car, for our small town, for our family.

Throughout the day, I whispered prayers for Susie, for CircusKelli and her grandparents, for Kit as she recovers from surgery, and for Deputy Dad and his upcoming surgery.

Thank you, God, for my online friends, who make me laugh and cry daily.

The girls are spending the night with the in-laws tonight, and Deputy Dad and I are preparing to go to bed.

Thank you, God, for my warm bed and for the strong embrace of my sweet husband, the most caring and understanding man I know.

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed, Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

–from Great is Thy Faithfulness, lyrics by Thomas O. Chisolm

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  God bless you and those you love.


8 Responses to A time for thanks

  1. Squirl says:

    That was wonderful. Most people don’t realize how many things there are for which to be thankful in everyday life. You are wonderful and I’m thankful that I’ve “met” you. 🙂

  2. kalki says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear Ladybug!

  3. CircusKelli says:

    Thank you, darlin, for the lovely lovely post.
    Thank you for the prayers, I appreciate it.
    Thank you God for LadyBug.

  4. Danielle says:

    That was just lovely. And now I’ll have that wonderful song stuck in my head for a while, perhaps for the day.

    Thinking of you. 🙂

  5. amy says:

    So sweet!
    Happy Thanksgiving, dear dear ladybug.

  6. psumommy says:

    Aww…such a sweet post, ladybug. Thank you.

  7. Susie says:

    I’m always thankful for your prayers, LadyBug. This is a beautiful post. I try to do what you did here. To keep saying thanks for every little ordinary thing I encounter. When I manage that, my day goes better.
    Thanks for the song, too, one of my favorites. xxx

  8. Joey says:


    Happy Thanksgiving, Sis.

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