Well, I have missed four days of thankfulness, but I am so thankful for the twist and turns in my life.
I know everyone has twist and turns in their lives. We all have had mountains, cliffs, sharp curves and gravel roads. I know in my short 28 years I have experienced all of these roads. I also have experienced a life full of smooth highways.
I think when we experience good-times, hard-times, rough roads and smooth highways, we grow. We become more aware of whats important. All of the tough- times and good-times make us who we are. Without hardships we are not as thankful for a healthy child, a wonderful husband or a loving mother.
I got to experience something really special at my brother in-laws church Sunday. We all wrote down what we are thankful for and put it in a large cornucopia. We got to give our offering to the Lord at the altar. This made me reflect on things that are truly important and sacred in my life. I handed my thankfulness to the Lord with a willing heart and mind. As I thought hard about what to put in my envelope, memories came flooding back. I was so thankful for my past, present and future.
The Lord puts us all through hardships and good-times for his glory and to build our thankfulness!!