Friday, November 11, 2011

Today, I am grateful for...

9 - My washer and dryer.  Yup. These items are something we take for granted until one of them breaks!  I will never forget a mission trip we took to Mexico.  There was a young boy, about 12 years old, washing his clothes in a large outdoor sink with a giant bar of soap.  I saw him struggling to squeeze out the water from a pair of jeans.  He very patiently scrubbed, rinsed and wrung out each item of clothing.  I tried to imagine doing that for six people and just could not even think of it.  I am so thankful for our modern conveniences!
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10 - I am thankful for our new English ministry at our church.  We have started with having Thursday night prayer and Bible study, but will be kicking off with our first English only Sunday service on December 4th.  I'm excited to see what the Lord will do!

11-  Today I am thankful for two things.  I am thankful first for all of our service men and women, past and present, that sacrifice their time, their comfort, and their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms of this great country.  I am thankful to come from a long line of men and women that have shown courage and served this country well.
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I am also SO very thankful for my daughter Taryn.  We call her T-rex thanks to my little guy who gave her that nickname a while back.  Taryn is one of those kids that is always enthusiastic and positive.  She loves life and is not afraid of a challenge.  She's had to deal with difficult days sometimes with her severe asthma and allergies, but she's never let it slow her down.  She does well at school and is such a help at home and church.  Love you T-Rex!!

1 comment:

  1. THANKS YOUR THE BEST MAMA THAT EVER LIVED <3 Thank you for every thing you do for me and the family.LOVE YOU LOTS =)-TARYN


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