Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights -
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.


(Psalm 136:1-9, NIV)

Dear Lord,
Today, we take time out to give you thanks for all the tremendous blessings we enjoy every day. Even in the midst of our difficult circumstances and the trials we face, we recognize that we have been the recipients of your mercy and grace. We thank you that no matter what we are going through, we have assurance that your love endures forever! We thank you that because of your love, you have provided us with salvation and have rescued us from death, hell, and the grave. We thank you that we have a heavenly eternity to look forward to. And even while we live here on this earth, we are the recipients of your enduring love. We thank you for your forgiveness, your provision, your guidance, and your grace to help us navigate our way through each day. We thank you that you will never forget or forsake us. We thank you that even in the darkest night, you shine your light to show us the way. Not only today, but each and every day of our lives, we thank you that we can truly know that your love for us endures forever.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen

I so love days like today! Family, fun, and LOTS of food!

As much as I love days like today man they are a ton of work! My dad arranged our annual game of football in the park for 11am. As that may not seem early for most it felt early to me! Before we walked out the door this morning I had to give Makenzie a bath, get her dressed, do her hair, feed her breakfast, get all of her supplies ready along with her chair and out to the car. Then there was the sweet potatoes that needed to be made and a quick stop at the store.

We had a GREAT time at the park! My little boys LOVED playing with the big boys! It is so nice to see them doing boy stuff as I can not give that to them as a mommy! So on Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of the male role models my boy's lives!


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Makenzie and I even got in on a play! They hiked the ball and we got the hand off! Running down the field we went! Makenzie laughed so hard! Touchdown!!! Then we hung out in the cool grass and watched the boys and hung out with Sammy the dog, otherwise known as my brothers only child!


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Of course dinner was GREAT! Before dinner we all took a few minutes to express a few of the things we were thankful for! There are so many but at that moment what came out of my mouth was my thanks for my kids, family and all of the opportunities that we have had this year to help Makenzie heal! My dad chimed in with thanks for stem cells research! Then he added medical technology! Yes VERY thankful for both of those things too!

Makenzie ate with us! It was a great feeling!

We stayed to watch the Broncos stomp all over the Giants until about half time and then Makenzie was done! All of the kids are snug in their beds and I am hoping to head there soon!

All of my kids have come down with a case of the sniffles and a cough! Pray for health! Pray that Makenzie will stay well enough to continue eating!

THANK YOU so much for all that you have done this year to support us!

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