"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Day 1: Grandparents
We are so thankful that our girls have the chance to know all 4 grandparents and to see the joy that comes with those sweet relationships!
Day 2: the food we eat each day
The girls are becoming more aware that there is a much bigger world out there and hopefully how fortunate we are in that big picture.
Day 3: Jesus
"Mommy, I'm thankful for Jesus!" These were the sweet words from the mouth of our 6 year old. Our prayer as parents is that the truth of Christ is so fixed in our hearts and minds that teaching His words to our children will become second nature. (Deu 6:6-9)
Day 4: a warm roof over our heads
This one is a luxury we often take for granted. We love to go camping and be outside, but we always like the comfort of going back home to a nice long shower and roof over our heads. We are so very thankful for our home! As I often sit back and watch our girls in conversation at the breakfast bar, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for all the details that God unfailingly takes care of time amd time again. It may not be a house next time, or even something we can reach out and touch, but God has always been and will always be our comforting, Provider.
Day 5: Mommy and Daddy
The girls have been so, so sweet this weekend and I loved coming home from work and seeing what their ”thanks” was for today. They couldn't have a Mommy and Daddy who loved them any more!
(photo taken this past week at the park by our photographer-in-training, Abi)
Day 6: all the beautiful flowers
The girls absolutely love to pick flowers! I can't imagine this earth with out them.
Bloom where you are planted. - Mary Engelbreit
Day 7: friends, near and far
We have been blessed with so many special people in our lives. They stretch from those who live within walking distance to others who live on the other side of the world. Our lives are richer because of these dear friends and we cherish each and every one of them!
Day 8: Our Girls
Today Mommy and Daddy got to dedicate a "thanks" to our sweet girls. We are so blessed to have them in our lives and are so thankful to God for His timing!
(this is one of my FAVORITE pictures of all times! It's not totally in focus but brings back a precious memory of giggles and whispers one night while on vacation.)
Day 9: Cousins
We are very thankful that the girls have such fun cousins! We wish more of them lived closer, but we cherish the times we get to spend with them. Abi and Adison are dying to meet their newest cousin, Sydney!
Day 10: Stripe
One year ago, Steven and I secretly went to the pound in search of a dog for the girls. When I saw Stripe in the corner kennel, I just knew he was our dog! The girls absolutely LOVE him and he's pretty crazy about them as well. Adison rolls around with him, Abi carries him everywhere, and Steven loves to sneak him hot dogs! He instantly became part of our family!
Day 11: our church family and staff
We can't begin to express how thankful we are for our family away from family! We have Texas sisters, brothers, parents, and grandparents!
Day 12: Teachers
We are so thankful for the teachers in our girls' lives. They have been patient and loving as they help them gain understanding and knowledge!
Day 13: sports and activities
We love to get out and play sports. We are thankful for the opportunities to meet new friends and learn how to play as a team!
Day 14: clothing to wear
The girls came up with this one on their very own. Abi knowS that there are some kids who have to wear the same jeans over and over. We don't ever want them to take basic things that we have each day for granted. Adison also threw in "headbands". Girls love accessories! And Daddy definitely loves headbands on days that Mommy has to work. :-)
Day 15: the Bible
God's Word is very precious to our family and we are so thankful for the guidance and strength it brings.
Day 16: Technology and Skype
We are able to Skype with family back in Louisiana and also with Mumsey when she was in the hospital. Modern technology has help close the mileage gap between us and our loved ones.