So MUCH to be thankful for this week! But for the sake of time and space, here are a few of the highlights...
*For Emmanuel - God with us - not a dead god, or a man, or a statue, but the one, true, living God who dwelt among us then, and dwells with us still! I could end Thankful Thursday right there, and it would be enough! God with us! God with me. God with you. God with us, when we feel His presence and when we don't. I am extremely thankful that God is with me all the time!
*For tough decisions and how they make us stronger
*For comfort when we hurt
*For peace when we are afraid
*For a three pointer for the young prince
*For a fun game for the youngest princess
*For responsible children
*For a chance to get most of the rest of our Christmas shopping done
*For a fun day with my prince
*For time in the Lord's house worshipping Him with people I love
*For an answer to prayer
*For the chance to meet someone I've had the privilege to pray for
*For fun and laughter with friends
*For precious children who use their talents to glorify the Lord, and the sweet programs they put on
*For the very wonderful adults who organized, and helped with the children's programs
*For someone who was willing to step in at the last second and get a job done
*For a precious gift that I will treasure forever
*For a small gift that made me smile
*For a surprise gift from a friend that totally made my day...week...well, month!
*For a new contact, and the chance to share the Gospel with her
*For a great friend and her small act of kindness that really helped me out
*For a chance to wrap some presents
*For the oldest princess' help in wrapping those presents
*For the chance to hold my baby while she slept
*For a fun, and tasty treat from a sweet church member
*For a new baby to love on and spoil (a friend's, not ours)
*For light at the end of the tunnel
For all of these things and many more, I am thankful to the Lord.