Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for the sweet and the smelly

This time last year we were still settling into our new surroundings. We'd found a church, made new was good. Pretty much business as usual, just in a different state. I was blessed and thankful for God's hand on our lives.

Fast forward to this year. I am not the person I was on November 27, 2007. I look the pretty much the same - except for a few more gray hairs and wrinkles and a few less pounds. The difference is what the Lord is doing on the inside. I had no idea what was coming. You know, that's probably a good thing. I think if I'd had fair warning I would have run screaming the other direction. Although I doubt I would have gotten far...God has a way of chasing us down with His goodness.

Today I can say, with deeper understanding, I have so much to be thankful for.

My incredible husband who stood by me through everything - even when he had no idea what to do.

My precious children who prayed for their mommy and gave an endless supply of hugs and kisses - the very best kind of medicine.

My dear friends who cared enough to push, even when it was uncomfortable.

God's amazing love and care for me. He cares enough to continue to peel back the layers, revealing more and more of Himself as He shows me where I need healing. He is so very patient.

No, I wouldn't have chosen the things I've gone through this year, but I can honestly say I wouldn't trade it either. I am thankful for what it has worked in my life and that makes it all worth it.

I am immensely thankful for the good, the bad, the sweet and the smelly. It all rolls together to make one pretty amazing life - my life.


  1. I'm thankful for you and your amazing and beautiful writing here. Thanks for sharing! It makes me want to write.
    Amy A.

  2. You are so precious, Ang.
    I thank the Lord for you,


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