The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giving Thanks - Day 2

It's really hard for me to believe that God has pulled me aside, set me on the sidelines for a little "time-out" with God, and He was so tender and loving with me that He brought me to this place to have this time with me.  It's truly, truly, indescribable in it's beauty, warmth, personality, and culture.

I'm thankful that God put this man at our helm.  He is so capable and none of us have to worry too long about anything because "Daddy" can solve almost any crisis.  

I'm thankful for the young man Jack is becoming.  He is so super responsible and thoughtful.  I'm proud of his heart and his attitude (most of the time.)  

I'm thankful for the laughter this little stinker brings to my life.  Seriously, my life would be so dull without him.  He keeps me guessing, keeps me laughing, keeps me on my toes, and keeps me on my knees in prayer.  (Yes, that is a dead crab he is holding.)

I'm thankful for the tenderness of this child.  Oh, how he loves his mama! 

I'm thankful for the beauty that surrounds us in every single nook and cranny of this island. Around every turn there is something completely different, new and adventurous to experience.  And I love seeing my daughters beauty accentuated here.

I'm thankful that my children, despite their occasional protest and lament about home, are thriving here.

Psalm 136:6-9

6The Lord stretched the earth over the ocean.
 God's love never fails.
7He made the bright lights in the sky.
 God's love never fails.
8He lets the sun rule each day.
 God's love never fails.
9He lets the moon and the stars rule each night.
 God's love never fails. 

1 comment:

Carol said...

Ondrea, I love your posts, paradise looks so wonderful, especially now that we are moving into winter. Take a look at P's face in my Facebook, it is really, really interesting how much he looks like Liam.