Friday, November 29

Giving Thanks

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For this full, noisy life,
 
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The seven babes we have here at our table and the three who were once here for seasons,

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 who my heart always thinks of at the holidays.  Count their years, imagine and hope that they are in a good place.

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For the husband who has been by my side for fifteen years,

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the richness of life God has proportioned out for our good, the hard roads and easy paths,

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for reminders that we cannot parent in our own strength, how deep and how desperate we all are for
His grace and wisdom,

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For the hard days I'm learning to count as His mercies towards me,

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that He never abandons me to a place of no growth

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but sure and steady blazes the trail, leading me. I am counting it all joy in this thick forest of parenting that I find myself in, prayers and thanks on my lips.

2 comments:

Jedidja said...

Your post touches me. Beautiful photos and words. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. My husband and I have been married 42 years.
Pamela
Ohio