Thursday, November 22, 2012


"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise! 
Give thanks to Him; bless His Name!" ~Psalm 100:4

It's Thanksgiving Day.

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: 
because His mercy endureth forever."
~Psalm 118:1

I thought I'd take a moment to purposefully thank the Lord for Luke and Lily.

God, thank you for the gift of my sweet babies' LIVES. Thank you for everything You did in me because of them. Thank You for everything you are doing in others because of them. Thank You for the amazing plan You have for their legacies, far beyond anything I could dream of or comprehend. Thank You that they are in Your hands and will remain there forever. Thank You for giving me peace and joy in the midst of the sorrow. Thank You for keeping me in Your hands always and helping me trust You no matter what. Thank You for rescuing me. Thank You for fighting for me. Thank You for all You do and for Who You are. I praise You today and everyday, my beautiful King Jesus!

I am spending the week at Massanutten Resort visiting with friends and family in the gorgeous mountains of Virginia. It is one of my favorite places on earth and is so peaceful and beautiful. It's just the rest I need. I came here when I was around four or five months pregnant with Lily, so that makes it even more special. Anywhere I went while she was here is a sacred place and will always be bittersweet...but more sweet than bitter.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy some delicious food and precious fellowship today with friends and family...and remember to thank the Lord for all the blessings in your life! There are many more things in my life that I am thankful for and I will be reflecting on today. But I pray we remember to praise Him each and every day and not just one day a year. :)

"In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
~1 Thessalonians 5:18

No matter what your life has held, we are called to give thanks. The Lord promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28)...stand on that promise.

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Cecil F. Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

To watch an amazing retelling of the true story of Thanksgiving, click here. Some friends of friends of mine did this.



  1. Thank you. I needed this today. It's hard to keep sight of the positive sometimes. Thank you for the gentle reminder.


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