Friday, November 02, 2007

So Thankful...

I'm sitting here next to my precious, exhausted (and sleeping) husband thanking God for random blessings this week. I had 3 large glasses of mango tea at dinner tonight and can't sleep. Some things I am thankful for...

  • Free time with my sweetie to sleep in, stay in our pj's and snuggle all day. Love it.
  • New friends (shout out to Kim and Eric) that we feel like we have known forever. What a blessing to laugh, cry, and challenge each other in our walk with the Lord.
  • My trip last week with Amanda in New York City--more on that later with pics. :)
  • Living near family and doing everyday things together. I know that I should cherish this time, because since we are in the ministry we must remain open to a nomadic lifestyle. I knew I would enjoy being close to them, but had no idea how much I would love it. I savor the little things like my mom inviting me over for lunch, or our families watching and worshiping as my husband leads the music at our church.
  • Mattress weekends (um, again, more on that later).
  • Chocolate. I'm finding that the older I get, the more I crave it...
  • The smell of fall. Even in Houston, we have it. Kind of spicy mixed with a humid, musky smell from the wet leaves on the ground. In an odd sort of way it is comforting.
  • Long baths with a good magazine.
  • Deep, long talks with my husband after a hard day at work. I love to hear his heart, to be his confidant, his safe place. I am so thankful for his work ethic and desire to serve the Lord...his relationship with Jesus pours into everything, at work and at home. I am honored to be his wife.
  • E-mail and blogs that keep me in touch with friends far away. Too cool!
  • Samples at HEB and Costco. I get so tired when I shop, and those samples just perk me right up, not mention inspire new meal ideas!!
  • An amazing BSF study at mu church and also a Beth Moore study I am doing with my sis-in-law. God is teaching me so much about His character, and I am loving Him more each day. What a gift we have in Jesus! He is my security and sufficiency, and God is continually revealing to me that this life is not about's about Him; making Him known, loving Him more.
  • My precious nephews that we get to see and love on in a month! Can't wait. And we get one more in just 2 months (Lindsay, can you believe it is only 2 months away??)
Ok, I'm off to get ready for bed. What are some things you are thankful for?


Kim and Eric said...

We loved each moment with y'all as well. God is truly blessing our lives through y'all! Thanks for all your encouraging words.
Love, Kim

Amanda McMaster said...

Ditto to mattress weekends! We haven't had one since I got back from NYC, but I'm feeling one coming up again pretty soon!

Bonnie said...

I'm curious as to what mattress weekends are. :)

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

We're going to have a mattress weekend in December! Thanks for the tip! Love you!