There are many days when life is exhausting and draining.
No matter what I try or how deep I breathe, 
my patience and joy wear thin.
Yet, even on those days, I wouldn’t change a thing, 
because my family fills me with more joy than my heart can hold.
I know I am forgiven when my words are not kind,
I know I am strengthened when I am weak,
and I know I am given a fresh start every morning.
Thank you Jesus.
I am so very thankful.

30 Days of Thanks

Just found this site today.
You can go to it by clicking on the button on the side of my blog.
I’d love to be disciplined enough to get on here every day and write,
but I know I may not get that accomplished.
I do hope to blog about what I am thankful for throughout the month though.
 I do plan to post on Facebook as well.
It’s that time of year when the busyness and stress of the holidays can seep in.
Perhaps giving thanks every day this month
 will help me focus on all that is good in my life
and teach me to express it in ways beyond gift-giving and spending.
When I get caught up in all that, I get stressed and frustrated with all we don’t have.
But oh my, there is just so much I am blessed with!
So much to be thankful for!
Today I am so very thankful for being able to stay at home with my kiddos.
I know it’s not for everyone, but it definitely is for me!
Not every day is rosy and picture perfect,
but that is part of what I love about it.
I get to learn and grow and make mistakes and try again…
with my kids every day.
It’s challenging and beautiful all at the same time.
I have learned so much about myself, the good and the not-so-good.
I am thankful for this journey.
I pray that this month will be one that fills your heart with thanksgiving and joy!
Blessings to you during this season!