Monday, November 23, 2015

Counting my blessings....


Giving thanks for the things we are given is powerful....there all days that seem crazy but looking around and starting to Count our Blessings....naming them one by one, count your blessings, see what the Lord has done....sound familiar?

So many things to be thankful for this Thanksgivng week...

Simple things that we take for granted....a warm home, firewood stacked, hay in the barn for the winter, food in our cabinets, family around, our military and emergency workers on duty, our health....

Looking back over our year....big things...

Ben and Eli are home....this past week Ben celebrated his 14th birthday.  In his country, when you are 14, you "age out" of the orphanage.  This day was not lost on this mamas heart....a day that we found having fun as a family getting to know each other could have been quite different.  I am excited they are home.

Our other children are settling in too.  I a super grateful for this because I know their hearts for the orphan.

God has provided in big ways from our church family....meals, money for winter gear for the new boys, prayers and acceptance of our newest family members.....they had the men playing an intense game of Uno with them....our family favorite game.

Today, we went to our children's hospital here in NH to receive amazingly wonderful news on Ben's "special need"....it is so minimal, nothing needs to be done.  Another blessing.

So many things here at home.....

As we prepare to give thanks here at home and as a nation, let us pray that God will have favor on us, he will let us see an enemy before they strike and give us wisdom to respond appropriately, He will open our eyes to our neighbor and then have us reach out in love to those around us...it could be simple....a prayer, a hug, a word of encouragement.  It could be big...how ever He sees fit to move our hearts, be ready to respond.  God Bless You and Happy Thanksgiving!

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