Thursday, November 15, 2012

#16 A Look Back at All That I'm Thankful For This Year!!!

Can you believe it??  It's almost Thanksgiving!!!  I just can not get over how fast the year is going.  

I remember when...



It was just January and we were celebrating my dear hubby's 48th birthday...










It was just May when my son, Adrian, who had not played baseball in awhile, joined St. Angela Merci and played from May-July and he also turned 15...










It was also just May when I was at the flower store picking out perennials and annuals over the spring to beautify my front porch and yard.  I was just filling up my bird feeders to feed the hummingbirds (my friend Tony and his family (they come back every year))...





















It was also just May when both my boys had their 8th grade home school graduation...


Adrian


 






Jordan

I had the privilege of handing them their diplomas...



It was just June when we visited the Dominican Republic on vacation, stayed for an entire week at beautiful Punta Cana in an all-inclusive resort...












It was also just June when me and my boys tagged alone with my dear hubby on a business trip to Las Vegas for another week and just soaked up the sun at the pool, took pictures of all the beautiful hotels on the strip and just enjoyed being away...










It was just August when I started this blog, started another year of home schooling (9th GRADE) and also my son Jordan joined the boy scouts...








It was just October when I celebrated my 47th birthday...woohoo...






And now here I sit typing this November blog reminiscing over how good The Lord has been to us this year.  So much to be thankful for.   Not just for the things we have done or the places we have been but because He has allowed us to live, move and have our right minds every single day.  We can do nothing without Him and I'm so thankful for my family and friends.  It's always easy to find things to complain about -- but when I just think of the goodness of Jesus and all He has done for me -- my soul cries out HALLELUJAH --  thank you Lord for what You have done for me. Thank You for the opportunity to share my thoughts in the form of this blog for the world to see and not be put in jail for doing so.  Thank You for our rights and our freedoms.

And get this ... the year is not over -- my son Jordan will turn 14 in December and we get to celebrate one of my favorite holidays of the year -- Christmas -- Christ's birth.

So I want to encourage you -- before Thanksgiving gets here -- reminisce over how good God has been to you.  Thanksgiving can be everyday.  Thank Him and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Until next time...


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have such a tender heart. Thank you for your encouragement and reminding me that in the midst of crazy and difficult times, God is to be thanked and He can be depended upon.

JRBateman said...

Great blog! So wonderful to hear and see the great things the Lord has done in just one year. Time really does fly when you're having fun. You really are an encouragement to many. Keep on being the blessing you are!

Chickie Sweet said...

Thanks my friend. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. It's been a lot of fun putting these blog posts out on Friday and I'm so grateful that God has a plan for it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chickie Sweet said...

Thanks Anonymous for your kind words and for taking time out of your day to read and comment. I really appreciate it.

God bless and have a great Thanksgiving.